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Power of Florence returns today for the eighth annual day of service and giving back to the City of Florence. The
brainchild of Siuslaw High School graduate Kaylee Graham while she was still 11 years old, Power of Florence is
now continued by 13-year-olds Ava Glowacki and Faith Lumadue.
Florence City Councilors and
city staff talked about the impor-
tance of the event at the July 16
council meeting at the Florence
Events Center.
While the girls could not attend
the July 16 meeting, Florence City
Manager Erin Reynolds said “the
new generation that is coming up”
had done an excellent job.
According to Councilor Woody
Woodbury, “Power of Florence
is just a day of volunteerism, and
many of the nonprofit groups al-
ready have stuff lined up. Grocery
Outlet will be making its parking
lot available again for entertain-
ment, food, nonprofit groups and
the Florence Police Department.”
Woodbury, who retired from
Grocery Outlet this year, partnered
with Graham in 2011 to hold the
Party in the Parking Lot in the 2000
block of Highway 101.
Florence Mayor Joe Henry said,
“Power of Florence begins with a
walk through Old Town, a march of
sorts, with a police escort, and that
heads out at 9 a.m. We hope you’ll
all be there for the Power Walk.”
People are encouraged to come
earlier to buy official merchan-
dise, including T-shirts, sweat
shirts and hats.
“The Power of Florence website
also has a whole slew of volunteer
activities,” Reynolds said. “If you
don’t have your own that you are
putting on and you want to plug in
and show up at a site, I know from
experience you can do that.”
City of Florence employees will
be landscaping and planting in the
islands outside the Florence Justice
Center on Greenwood Street.
“That will us to have a little more
pride of ownership of that space,”
Reynolds said. “Again, there’s a lot
of things happening at the event
center, parks in town and at the hub
in front of Grocery Outlet.”
7 to 10 a.m. — FREE pancake
and scrambled egg breakfast at
United Methodist Church, 333
Kingwood St.
9 a.m. — POWER Walk to Offi-
cial Start of Power of Florence.
Mayor Henry will officially
start the walk, which begins at
the Florence Christian Church.
9 a.m. — The Florence Garden
Club and the Siuslaw Chapter
of the American Rhododen-
dron Society will be weeding
and beautifying Gallagher’s
9 a.m. — Delta Gamma will be
cleaning and beautifying the
tennis courts and surrounding
park area at 35th Street.
10 a.m. to noon — Oregon Dunes
Scotch broom removal: Help
remove invasive Scotch Broom
at Heceta Dunes (corner of
Joshua Lane and Nautilus).
Bring water, gloves, sunscreen
and tools (such as loppers, hand
pruners and small hand saws).
Dogs are welcome.
10 a.m. to noon — City of Florence
employees will be cleaning and
beautifying the islands outside
the Justice Center on Green-
wood St. at 9th St.
10 a.m. to noon — The Siuslaw
Youth Soccer Association will
be cleaning and beautifying
Miller Park.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — C.R.O.W will
hold a Costume and Prop Ga-
rage Sale at 3120 Highway 101.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — The Friends of
the Florence Events Center will
be beautifying and adding bark
dust to the front of the Events
11 to 2 p.m. — Florence Regen-
cy will have a carnival with
games, dunk tank, face paint-
ing, bounce house and Crepe/
SnoCone food truck to raise
money for the Thomas Fuller
It’s All About Heart foundation,
Florence Food Share provides food to those who
are hungry in our community. If you have four
hours a week available, we are in need of vol-
unteers to staff our Front Desk and also act as
Guides as clients walk through the pantry. Please
call our volunteer coordinator, Sarah Lovejoy,
@ 541-997-9110 (Monday – Friday, before noon)
to learn more about volunteering. info@lorence- 2190 Spruce Street.
Annual Ice Cream Social
July 21 at
Florence Events Center
Memory Care Respite
of Florence
Your Memory Care Respite Center needs you!
Seeking volunteers for our Coffee Club:
Conversation & companionship in a caring
setting while providing respite for caregivers.
Contact us at
2888 Munsel Lake Road
these local
Saturday & Sunday July 21st & 22nd 9:00-4:00
organizations in
our community!
volunteer today
to help support
these local
our community!
• Coffee Table
• Entertainment Center
• Cloth Love Seat
• Recliner
• King Size Bed
• Queen Size Bed
1570 Kingwood • PO Box 2313, Florence
Operating Monday, Wednesday and Friday
• Curio Cabinet
• Art
• Chest of Drawers
Saving men one
PSA test at a time.
Someone to talk to...
who understands!
organizations in
• Samsung 40” TV
• Bed Side Tables
Do your part and
Partial List of Items:
• Oak Dining Table Set
400 9th Street, Florence, OR 97439
541-997-8412 ext. 2218
Meals on Wheels are available to people over the
age of 60 who cannot get out much due to illness
or advanced age and who are not eating properly,
regardless of income. Cafe 60 is available for those
who prefer to make new friends in a dining room
In Sunday’s program, she will
link that work back to one of the
Unitarian Universalist Sources,
which encourages all “to heed the
guidance of reason and the results
of science.”
Each service concludes with
refreshments and a dialogue cir-
cle to explore the questions that
come up during each worship
service. For more information,
to help support
Peace Harbor
people understand the idea that
divinity didn’t sit on a throne, he
used a number of different terms
for the divine, including both
Oversoul and Reason.
In the process of “translating”
some of his essays for the book
“Natural Abundance,” Miller had
the opportunity to really explore
Emerson’s thinking on the sub-
ject, and to compare it to some
other, similar uses of the term.
Join the Peace Harbor Hospital Volunteers.
in a caring organization.
On Sunday, July 22, from 10
until 11 a.m., at the Florence Uni-
tarian Universalist Fellowship,
the Rev. Dr. Ruth Miller will lead
the worship service. The fellow-
ship is located at 87738 Highway
101 at Heceta Beach Road and is
wheelchair accessible.
Her message is titled: “The
Power of Reason.”
When Ralph Waldo Emer-
son was looking for ways to help
volunteer today
Do your part and
Meet 1st Wednesday of every month
Luncheon Meeting ($8.50)
Shorewood Senior Living
1451 Spruce St
541-991-3209 or
membership drive and fun
• Florence Farmers Market —
spread the word about the
Tuesday market and seek new
• Florence Master Recyclers —
discuss the program and learn
about the free dishware for loan
• Florence ORganizes (FOR) Ed-
ucation Group — learn about
opportunities at Lane Commu-
nity College and provide infor-
mation on the upcoming Siu-
slaw School District bond issue.
• Food Backpacks for Kids
(FB4K) — learn about the mis-
sion to erase weekend hunger
for students in Florence and
• KXCR — learn about the area’s
local nonprofit radio station,
90.7 FM.
• Precious Plastics — help fund-
raise for a machine to take the
plastic we can no longer recycle.
• Siuslaw Vision — let the com-
munity know how the Vision
“puts people at the center” of its
• Siuslaw Youth Soccer Associa-
tion — learn about this group
and register new soccer players
for a fall team.
• Students for a Better World
— learn about scholarships
for Siuslaw High School col-
lege-bound students.
In addition, other businesses
will be open during the Party in
the Parking Lot, including Grocery
Outlet, the Habitat for Humanity
ReStore and City Lights Cinemas.
For more information, visit
FUUF to look at ‘The Power of Reason’
Florence Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a place to put your talents to work.
From customer service to furniture repair, we offer volunteer opportunities geared toward
individual interests and skills.By giving your time, you help Florence Habitat ReStore do
more to support building projects that benefi t families in our community.
2016 Hwy 101 or email volunteer@fl
Store hours 9am – 5pm Monday- Saturday 541-997-5834 orence
the Genevieve Bailey Memori- • Oregon
al scholarship and the Oregon
Museum — T-shirts for sale
Coast Military Museum.
to raise money to support the
1 to 4 p.m. — Van Fans Ice Cream
museum; military vehicles and
Social at the Florence Events
historical weapons on display.
Center. Serving homemade pie • PeaceHealth Peace Harbor —
& ice cream with live music and
collecting refundable cans and
entertainment tickets $5 each.
bottles to raise money for Food
Backpacks for Kids.
PARTY IN THE PARKING LOT • Vehicles on display — Florence
2066 Highway 101
Public Works, Florence Police
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Department, Oregon State Po-
Mike Bones emcees this party
lice and Siuslaw Valley Fire and
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will
Rescue will have vehicles on
be live music and entertainment by
display for kids and adults to
the CROW Summer Camp kids,
explore and learn the depart-
Jason Wood’s voice students, the
Luke Turner Jazz Quartet, Last Re-
sort Players and Speaker Wave. In Siuslaw Elementary School Kind-
addition, the following organiza-
ness Club will host:
tions will have booths:
• Bake Sale — Darcie and Lily will
have a bake sale to benefit the
• Florence Food Share — Beavers
Oregon Coast Humane Society.
vs. Ducks food collecting con-
test. Bring canned goods and • Confections — Emma will be
selling cookies and cupcakes
donated items to “weigh in” for
donated by Sweet Mama’s Cup-
your favorite college team.
cakes & Goodies to raise money
• Florence/Siuslaw Lion’s Club —
to clean the Deadwood Pioneer
FREE health screening will of-
fer screening stations for vision,
glaucoma, blood pressure and • Lemonade Stand — Melody and
Thalia will sell lemonade to
blood sugar in the lobby of City
support Loved Again Pets.
Light Cinemas.
• Foursquare Church — accepting • Power of Florence Booth — Sale
of T-shirts, sweatshirts and
donations of new/gently used
hats. Get yours while they last!
clothes, shoes and small house-
Hosted by the Siuslaw Elemen-
hold items to benefit the Better
tary School Kindness Club.
Living Center, aka “The Free
• Oregon BoxLunch — serving up In addition, informational booths
will have representatives from:
delicious lunch with proceeds
going to Sacred Animal Sanc- • Florence Climate Alliance —
help educate and encourage
citizens to understand how
• Oregon Coast Humane Society
climate change is affecting the
— hamburger & hotdog BBQ
local area.
and the “Stuff the Van” pet food
• Florence Community PTA —
• Table Lamps
• Garage Storage
• Front Load Washer and Dryer
with Pedestals
• Kitchen Items
To include your organization
in this directory,
please call us
@ 541-997-3441
• Cookware
• Assorted Collectibles, Adult & Childrenʼs Clothing, Blankets,
Linens and lots of misc.
For more information contact