The three-day Fourth of July weekend will be filled with fancy dogs, hot dogs, watermelons, rubber ducks and fireworks in Old Town and the fifth annual Wings and Wheels fly-in and car show at the Florence Municipal Airport.
The fun begins with a pet parade and costume contest to benefit Relay For Life. Registration is from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Friday, July 4, in front of the Silver Sand Dollar at Bay and Nopal streets. Judging for the best pet costume will be held at 12 p.m. There is a $5 registration fee. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Beginning at 1 p.m., at the same location, the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual watermelon and pie-eating contest.
According to Chamber Executive Director Cal Applebee, “We have moved the contest from Gazebo Park to the old Port of Siuslaw office parking lot to allow for more visibility. We expect a tremendous increase in crowd size.”
The Oregon Coast Military Museum will celebrate the completion of its building July 4 and 5 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Free hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks will be offered on July 4 only. Special displays will be set up for both days.
The Florence Kiwanis Club will hold its 17th annual rubber duck race July 4 at 3 p.m. It can be viewed from the Old Town boardwalk, east of the ICM Restaurant.
The annual fireworks display will be set off from the Port of Siuslaw property at the east end of town. For the complete article see the 06-28-2014 issue.
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