Tour de Fronds is sponsored by the Powers Lions Club
The Powers Lions Club was chartered in 1942 and is currently comprised of 26 members. To reflect on the history of the club is to get a picture of the development of the community. In fact, the club predates the incorporation of the city by several years.
Despite changing economic conditions in the community, due to lack of availability of government timber, the club has continued to thrive.
Past projects include the purchase of a seeing-eye dog, maintenance and development of the city-owned Orchard Park, sponsoring a lifeguard program, building and operating a community skating rink, building a tennis court, and an addition to the public library. Recent projects include new restroom facilities at Orchard Park, a sixty-foot steel flagpole and adjoining veterans' war memorial.
Right now we are conducting a dangerous tree removal project at Orchard Park.
Ongoing projects include sponsoring scouting programs, providing eyeglasses, an annual Easter egg hunt, all-sports banquets, an annual fireworks display and basketball and softball tournaments.
All successful events depend on the combined efforts of many faithful supporters.
The following is a list of contributors and supporters of the Tour de Fronds
Dr. Pahl's Dentistry - Water
Frazier’s Bakery - Coquille - Donuts
Lays Potato Chips - Chips
Pancake Mill Restaurant – North Bend - Gluten Free Muffins
Powers Market - Fruit, etc.
Sugar Shack - Reedsport - Donuts
Umpqua Dairy - Coos Bay - Chocolate Milk
Umpqua Bank - Coquille - Water
Business Gift Card/Cash Donation:
Safeway - Coquille
Sherm's Thunderbird - Roseburg
McKay’s Grocery – Myrtle Point
Johnson Group Real Estate
Wolk, Robert & Mary
Camas Valley Storage (sign on fence)
Coos County & Douglas County Ham Radio Operators
Coos County Commissioners
Coos County Highway Dept
Coos County Park District
Gold Beach Amateur Radio Society Inc.
Lighthouse School in Coos Bay (sign on fence)
Powers Action Team
Powers Lions Club
Powers Lioness Club
US Forest Service and BLM
Volunteers who helped make this a successful event
Tour de Fronds Committee
Tour de Fronds Volunteers
WEB Master – Tanya Pedrick
Pioneer House – Donna & Liz
Senior Center – Florence Sturgill – center pieces
Musicians – Rob & Jeani, Eden Valley Social Club and others
Several riders donated their registration fee when unable to participate.