Rods N Rhodies; Sea Lion Caves Celebration; Black and White Recycling Event

Rods N Rhodies

September 9th and 10th is the annual Rods N Rhodies car show in old town.  Last night at the City Council meeting the council approved the street closure that will affect Bay street from the Nopal and 1st Street intersection to the Siuslaw River Bridge for Saturday the 10th.  The annual event brings in about 125 custom cars and also supports the Rods N Rhodies charity arm: Transportation Solutions.  Transportation Solutions helps families with automotive repair needs in order to commute to and from employment as well as providing the ability to have safe transportation.  The charity also sometimes helps individuals with needed repairs and each case is reviewed individually.  Funds from the Rods N Rhodies shows goes to pay for those repairs using local businesses to perform them.  Repairs can range from purchasing a new tire to engine and transmission repairs.

Sea Lion Caves Celebration

A piece of Florence Area History will note a milestone next week. The operators of Sea Lion Caves will hold the 90th anniversary celebration in Florence next week at the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum in Old Town Florence.  Del Phelps is the Board President of the Museum.  He says there is a special display about the Cave’s history all month long.  He also said that during their anniversary celebration the families who own the popular tourist site will do something to support the museum.

“They’re going to give us a fairly substantial check.  It’ll be announced at the gathering around six o’clock on the 26th.”

Phelps said to encourage more gifts, visitors to the event will get a bonus if they also donate.

“Ten dollars or more, they’re going to get a family gift card that’s good for a year.”

That gift card will allow the immediate family of the donor one visit over the next 12 months.  Coast Radio will be broadcasting live from Siuslaw Pioneer Museum from 4 to 6 during the August 26th celebration.

Black and White Recycling Event

This Saturday the City of Florence will host a black and white recycling event.  The event is an opportunity for households to dispose of large items such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, hot water heaters and smaller appliances like toasters and vacuum cleaners.  They will also take automobile tires with or without the rims up to a 22 inch diameter.  The city will also allow the recycling of up to 3 5 gallon empty propane tanks per household.  The event will be from 9 am until 1pm and will be located at the Siuslaw Middle School Parking lot on Oak and 27th street.  There is no charge for this event.  Local businesses and individuals will be volunteering to help unload items.