First Step hosts ‘Giving Gumbo Gala’

Saturday event features two kinds of Louisiana gumbo

Nov. 11, 2021 — Why not enjoy a special southern cold weather favorite and bring home a bit of New Orleans with a bowl of authentic Louisiana gumbo.

First Step Florence Solutions for Housing Security invites the community to its first annual Giving Gumbo Gala on Saturday, Nov. 13, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of the
Siuslaw, 3996 Highway 101 in Florence.

People can experience a unique flavored treat and help First Step raise funds to support its transitional housing program for families without a secure and safe place to live.

First Step is designed to help families set and achieve appropriate goals and take that first step towards a more stable living situation.

With each generous donation to First Step,
people can take home one quart of Louisiana gumbo with a pint of rice! There is a choice of seafood
gumbo or chicken andouille gumbo. It will be a limited supply, so people should be sure to get their gumbo before it runs

To guarantee yours, reserve today by emailing your name, phone number and gumbo selection to: [email protected]

Donations for gumbo will be accepted by cash, check or credit card when you come to get your gumbo at the drive-through, COVID-safe pick on the north side of the church.

For more information about the First Step organization, contact Program Director Ken Gaylord at 541-999-1057 or visit