Local families invited to Connection & Conversation Event


Free dinner and free childcare provided on Jan. 6

Jan. 3, 2023 — On Friday, Jan. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m., local families are invited to the Siuslaw Family Table Event at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. Dinner and childcare will be provided so that adults can meet, greet, learn and discuss. The event is free.

This event is coordinated by Siuslaw Vision and Siuslaw Family Connection.

Come join Siuslaw Vision for a community think tank to inspire solutions for things like childcare, family activities, community spaces, Miller Park updates and more. The event is for everyone in the Siuslaw region: Florence, Dunes City, Mapleton, Swisshome and Deadwood. A bus will be available from Mapleton to provide transportation for upriver residents.

“My favorite part of living in a small town is knowing that I can have a voice in local decision making,” said Anika Miller, local parent and community organizer for Siuslaw Family Connection. “I want my children to grow up in a community where they get to see passionate people do inspiring things.”

Local community organizations and leaders will be there to share and explore affordable, inclusive, high-quality solutions for families in Western Lane County.

“A family-friendly community benefits all of us,” said Stephanie Sarles, Siuslaw Vision coordinator. “Often, those who serve in health care professions, keep your favorite local restaurant going, or maintain our beautiful environment are people with young children.”

More details can be found at www.rivercal.org/event/siuslaw-family-table-event/ and on Facebook at fb.me/e/3UHyS42MM.

People can complete a RSVP Survey (forms.gle/5wcBiaKN8mmt7jUw6) to inform the conversations and help estimate the needs for dinner and childcare.

Mapleton-area residents should also contact [email protected] or call 971-678-7829 to find out about bus transportation to the event.