Organizers are working at establishing an art scholarship in the memory of long time Art instructor at both Siuslaw and Mapleton schools, Pat Knipe. Knipe passed away on April 19th at the age of 73. Former Teacher and Coach, Steve Galbraith says they would like to see an annual $1000 scholarship in Knipe’s name and are half way there.
“We’re shooting for right now is a $1000 dollars. We are at about $12,000 now and about another $8000.00 would do that.”
The group has put together a concert featuring Megan Slankard that will be held at the Siuslaw Middle school. Slankard has performed several times in Florence in recent years. Galbraith says in addition to the concert there will also be several pieces of Knipe’s artwork that will be auctioned off.
“All this money, every penny, is gonna go to the scholarship fund, and we’re trying to get an amount that will perpetuate itself a thousand dollars a year.
The concert is scheduled for August 17th at 7:00 pm. At Siuslaw middle school. Donations can also be made at Banner ban.
National Night Out
Tomorrow evening Florence will come together for the second annual National Night Out. The event will be held in Miller Park from 6 to 9 pm and will feature games and activities for all ages. Florence residence will have the opportunity to interact with law enforcement and first responders. Representatives from the Oregon State Police, Lane County Sheriffs, the U.S. Coast Guard, Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue and Western Lane Ambulance will be on hand. There will also be free hot dogs and hamburgers with chips and sodas.
Wednesday morning at 11:00 am the city of Florence will officially dedicate the mural on the Central Lincoln PUD building. The city is asking attendees to park at the Florence Event Center due to the limited parking available in and around the area of the mural.
Executive Session for School Board
A special executive session of the Siuslaw School Board will meet tomorrow morning to consider the dismissal of or to hear complaints or charges brought against a public officer, employee, staff member or agent. The meeting is scheduled for 9:30 am and is not open to the public. This is the second such meeting in a week. Should the school board need to make a determination on the meeting the board may return to open session.