Florence fights suicide by ‘Choosing Life,’ holding record sale

Special vintage record and collectible sale at KXCR on Feb. 1

Jan. 29, 2020 — The fight against suicide in Florence now includes the launch of an ambitious plan to reduce the number of suicides.

It’s called “Choose Life” and the aim is to foster resilience and to also strengthen families to improve mental health, said Dave Masko, a retired Air Force photojournalist and longtime Florence local wanting to “reduce the suicide rate in our community and central Oregon coast region now plagued with suicide and attempted suicides.”

“Because if we don’t, who will?” he asked.

The “Choose Life” program is getting a boost each Saturday, beginning Feb. 1, when this local not-for-profit suicide prevention effort kicks off with a special vintage record and collectible sale at KXCR Community Radio Station.

KXCR 90.7 FM Radio volunteers ask those wanting to support this non-profit community radio station, and this “Choose Life” suicide prevention effort, to stop by KXCR, 1509 Ninth St., to check out this vintage record and collectible sale with funds helping KXCR Community Radio and efforts to fight suicide in Florence.

The sale starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, inside the KXCR Radio Station. Additional Saturday sales are also planned for later in February and March.

Organizers are asking for “Florence Solidarity in supporting our not-for-profit free radio station and this noble cause to fight suicide in our town.”

The sale includes dozens of new Beatles LPs, old coin and stamp collections, rare bank notes, cool 1960s airplane figures and more. Estate collections are also included for this true vintage blow-out sale.

Early shoppers might be able to get original Beatles, Dylan and dozens of other vintage rock/pop 1960s and 1970s records at low prices.

“This is a sale of sales, with vintage and rare top collectibles of all types, sizes and shapes going out the door for very little money,” Masko said.

This special sale also includes: old silver, rare and old coins, vintage tickets, antique clocks, pottery, Delft, Royal Copenhagen, Meissen, metalware pieces, an antique 19th century English coffee table, tools, antique silver flatware, sterling, art deco art, vintage movie posters, autographs, rare books, decorative arts, maps, maritime, Oregon unique collectibles, toys and dolls, textiles, science and medicine with a cool microscope, Oregon carved mini-bears from the 1970s, primitives, Greek and Roman antiquities, garden items, holiday items, china, watches, gold, Civil War items, figurines, Disneyana, cultures and ethnicities, vintage glass, Oregon Country Fair items, limited edition plates, lunchboxes, records, Beatlemania items, stamp collections, seasonal collectibles, WWII photos and military memorabilia, rare sports cards, Oregon Duck collectibles, political posters and items, “Pre” posters and various sports and track memorabilia, primitives, sewing machine, typewriters and World’s Fair and Expo items.

For more information about helping KXCR 90.7 Community Radio and the sale, call the station at 541-997-5252.