Volunteers Gather; New Event A Success; Gas Trends Upward

Power Of Florence

This Saturday is Power of Florence.  The brain child of Kaylee Graham.  She envisioned the all kid volunteer day 7 years ago when she was eleven and it has grown into a city wide all inclusive event.  With a lot of work to do

“In total we have 41 projects and 10 of them are service projects. So I think it’s going to be a really good day already.”

Graham says she is excited for the day and all the projects.  She shared a few of her favorites with Coast Radio News, but admitted they are all great opportunities.

“This year the Rotary is going to be beautifying the library, which I am really looking forward to.  As well as there is going to be a Kingwood garbage pick-up sponsored by Peace Health and one of my favorite ones the boy Scouts are going to beautify the Veterans Memorial Park, that one’s always a really good one.

Graham says the event kicks off at 7 with a pancake breakfast at the Florence United Methodist Church followed by the Power Walk.  There will also be non-profit booths set up in the Grocery Outlet parking lot.  For more information you can go to Power of Florence dot com.

Relay For Life Event a Success

This past Saturday at Three Rivers Casino was the Relay for Life event Food Trucks for a cure.  Rich Colton at three rivers casino said there was a good showing by the public

“The community came out in full support with over 500 people coming through which was really nice and it really made it work out well for everybody.”

The event raised over a thousand dollars for relay for life.  Colton says next year they will do it again, but will likely change the date of the event as there were a lot of events going on in the community and throughout the county.

Gas Prices Rise Slightly

There has been a slight increase in the price of regular unleaded gas in Oregon.  While the national price rose an average of .03 cents, Oregon’s price rose only a penny to $2.67.  Here locally in Florence prices held steady at $2.34 a gallon.  Prices rose due to a third week of increased demand lowering the amount of produced fuels in reserve.  Gas production for the west coast , however has increased to 1.7 million barrels a day that is the most since August of last year.  For the 7th week in a row oil prices opened below $50 a barrel.  And production is up as the U.S. added 7 new oil rigs to the system just last week.

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