April 8, 2020 — While people in the Siuslaw Region thank essential workers — people in the medical and emergency response fields, as well as banks, restaurants, grocery stores, media outlets and more — some people are finding a way to connect with and thank each other. At PeaceHealth Peace Harbor’s main campus, community members installed giant signs reading “Heroes Work Here.” At Siuslaw Elementary, where many staff members are working from home, people took time to install “We Miss You!” on the fence along Oak Street. Some teachers are venturing into the community, this time to parade around town and greet preschoolers at Wildflower Montessori School. “With everyone missing each other so much we knew had to do what we could to see everyone in a safe and fun way,” said Wildflower’s Kristen Goodman-Christensen. Many businesses are also preparing their windows to put up signs of thanks and encouragement.