Dec. 23, 2017 — People in the Siuslaw region stepped forward this holiday season to provide food, toys, clothing and blankets for their community members.
From the Salvation Army exceeding its fundraising goal of $25,000 to dozens of blankets donated to Siuslaw Outreach Services, people lent a helping hand to their neighbors. North of Florence, Twin Lake Store sponsored 29 teens with a Giving Tree.
Hundreds of gifts donated by the community filled Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Station No. 4 Thursday. Around town, many homes and businesses decorated with colorful lights, and the Port of Siuslaw sponsored its second annual Holiday Light Contest.