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51st Exploding Whale Memorial Celebration

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The Community Exploding Whale Memorial Celebration will be at Homegrown Public House on November 13th from 2pm to closing. We will be doing a Whale Trail with Activities (see link below), Promotions & Local Whale Info. There will be 2 toasts to remember the day, 2pm and 6pm. You will be able to meet Flo & Rence, and have a photo opportunity! The 2021 Exploding Whale Trail Handouts are downloadable HERE: bit.ly/ExplodingWhaleTrailInfo Website with downloads: bit.ly/ExplodingWhaleTrailInfo Google Maps: bit.ly/2021ExplodingWhaleTrailGoogleMap Facebook 51st Event Page: facebook.com/events/884422468873937 Facebook Exploding Whale Page: facebook.com/iloveflorence97439 #WhaleGoBoom #ILoveFlorence #ILoveFlorence97439 History On November 9th 1970, a 45 foot ~8ton sperm whale washed ashore on the South Jetty in Florence, Oregon. The beach location was under the jurisdiction of Oregon Department of Transportation, née Oregon Highway Division. Ideas to assist decomposition lead to the idea to blow up the whale. A charge of one-half short ton (lots) of dynamite was selected to break […]

FEC 25 Year Celebration!

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The Florence Events Center (FEC) is excited to announce that we will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary by hosting the FEC 25 Years Celebration on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the Florence Events Center (715 Quince Street). After over a year apart, we want to come together and celebrate the Florence Events Center and all the community building that occurs here. The Florence Events Center (FEC) opened its doors on August 31, 1996. Join us in celebrating 25 years at the FEC with a free concert, food and ice cream, fun and games, a cornhole tournament, and more! It is our goal for the FEC 25 Year Celebration to encourage our community members to come together and enjoy an amazing evening with their friends and family… they might even make new friends! Help Us Celebrate! Live Music: A free concert will be provided from 6:00 […]

Florence Events Center – Cornhole Tournament

Florence Events Center 715 Quince Street, Florence

Join the Florence Events Center for the first ever Cornhole Tournament and help the FEC celebrate 25 years of being open to the great community of Florence. This tournament will be limited to 16 teams. It will be single elimination.  Tournament will be played based on the American Cornhole Association rules and regulations. Prizes will be awarded to First and Second place and the first person to get all four in the hole. There will also be a prize for Team Spirit, the best dressed team! Prizes 1st Place Winner: 2 Rounds of Golf 2nd Place Winner: Cornhole set First Cornzizzle – (When a single player gets four bags in the hole in a single round – a real feat!): Set of tournament bags Team Spirit Award (Best Dressed Team) - $25 Visa Gift Cards Registration Registration is $20 per team Registration is now open REGISTER HERE.