As the USA Stars & Lights project was expanding, several key developments occurred. The project had been adopted by the United States Lighthouse Society in 2018, and moving forward efforts were made to raise funds for it to continue. In 2020, Elinor and Jon DeWire donated their used RV "Ruthie" for project use. During the pandemic, this allowed for safer travels though in March 2022, the spike in gasoline prices forced a slowdown in travels. As prices modified later in 2022, the travels resumed to southern states. A generous grant arrived in December 2022 from the Mildred H. McEvoy Foundation of Worcester, Massachusetts, offsetting Ruthie's travel expenses. A January 2023 trip to North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia was followed the next month by a two-week long Ruthie adventure to South Carolina and Florida. We hope you enjoy these images!