How to Protect Your Holiday Presents

EUGENE, Ore. — The average American will pays about $800 for gifts this holiday season, including high tech gadgets, video games, computers, tablets and phones. You buy them, but are you protecting your investments? Debbie Janecek with the Eugene Police Department joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to give tips on how to protect … Continue reading »

Runners Show Off Ugly Sweaters

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s not your usual running attire, but hundreds threw on ugly Christmas sweaters and ran through downtown Eugene Sunday. This 5K walk and run is not only an athletic competition. Participants are judged on who wore the tackiest holiday get-up. It started at Alton Baker Park and ended at 5th Street Public … Continue reading »

Last Day of Toy Distribution

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The early blast of winter weather was tough on everyone especially on Toys for Tots collection. Organizers say it’s been a busy and worrisome distribution weekend for them, because each day they were concerned they wouldn’t have all they wanted and needed to serve the families in our community this year. … Continue reading »

Residents Enjoy 61st Annual Parade

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The holiday spirit was alive in Springfield Saturday as streets were filled with thousands of excited residents who came to watch the re-scheduled 61st Annual Springfield Christmas Parade. Luckily, the weather was cooperating for the event unlike last week. Judging from the size of the crowd, the recent cold spell didn’t ruin … Continue reading »

Toys for Tots Begins Distribution

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — More than 700 Toys for Tots tickets were handed out Friday to Eugene and Springfield parents, many of whom lined up all day Saturday to get their hands on some great gifts for their kids. Hundreds of parents were lined up outside and inside down at the Springfield Armory waiting for their … Continue reading »

Parents Line Up for Tickets

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Toys for Tots collection campaign will be over Saturday after the Springfield Parade, but now comes the really fun part. At 10 a.m. Friday, more than a hundred people were lined up at the Springfield Armory, to get a ticket for this weekend’s toy handout five hours before the doors opened. … Continue reading »

Volunteer Firefighters Helping Kids

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Volunteer firefighters at the Locke Fire Station in Corvallis each donate 170-200 hours a month of their time to the community. It’s a profession that means long hours and hard work. The paycheck? A love for helping people. “I did a ride along in Eugene,” said volunteer Justin Lewis. “And they ended … Continue reading »

Snow Affecting Christmas Shopping

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s that time of the year for shopping and finding the perfect gift. “The holiday season is always fun for retailers because of the spike in business,” said Bob Coll, owner of the Eugene Running Co. “This year’s actually been pretty good up until the snow,” said Tina Fithian, a sales clerk … Continue reading »

Family Prepares Holiday Light Sensation

EUGENE, Ore. — We’re less than three weeks away from Christmas, but one Eugene man takes six months to get ready for the holiday. Myles Prevost dedicates his entire garage to a winter wonderland. As soon as he takes the Halloween decorations down, he starts preparing for Christmas. He adorned his Santa Clara home with … Continue reading »

Interview: Maude Kerns Art Gifts

EUGENE, Ore. — This holiday season, consider buying local art for gifts. You can get pottery, sculptures, fiber art and paintings. Maude Kerns Art Center has art for all seasons. Michael Fisher with Maude Kerns joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us more about how you can … Continue reading »

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