Finders Keepers Special Glass Drops in September - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Finders Keepers Special Glass Drops in September

Posted by The Oregon Coast / August 13, 2014

Finders Keepers LC Crab

Lincoln City, OR – Float hunting is almost here, starting October 18, 2014, with the upcoming season of Finders Keepers. Until then, glass art will be placed on the beaches in Lincoln City for lucky beachcombers to find and keep on every Saturday and Sunday in September.  The first of these special drops will take place September 6th.  Among the treasures will be handcrafted glass crabs, sand dollars, and starfish.

“This is a great way to get our visitors excited about the upcoming Finders Keepers promotion in the fall,” says Sandy Pfaff, Executive Director of the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau. “I have been involved with Finders Keepers since 2000, and am honored to see it grow into the premier promotion of Lincoln City. This is my last year involved with the program, and it will be an extra special one indeed. On the first weekend, we are putting out an extra large float with a special note attached. Find the float and the note, call in the number, and you will win a free Lincoln City weekend package”.

Finders Keepers, glass floats on the beach, celebrates its 16th anniversary this year and will officially begin October 18, 2014 and continue through Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 with glass floats put out daily.  The signed, numbered, and handcrafted glass floats will be hidden along the 7½ miles of public beaches of Lincoln City.  When the floats are found, those lucky individuals get to keep them.  Bring your discovered treasure to the Visitors’ Center at 540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City to receive your certificate of authenticity and a biographical sketch of the artist who created the glass float.  If you have limited mobility or are unable to walk on the beach, due to disability, stop by and fill out an entry form to win a glass float. All you need is your disabled parking sticker number.

This annual promotion features handcrafted glass floats placed along the public beaches in Lincoln City, from the Roads End area on the north side of town all the way to Siletz Bay. You find it, you keep it!  The project began in 1997, when a local artist first thought of glass floats as an intriguing way to launch the new millennium. Lincoln City sponsored the project, hosting the inaugural season in 1999-2000. Tourists continue to come from around the country to search for their own brilliantly colored, signed and numbered glass float.

Keep an eye out for additional special glass art drops throughout the next several months.  For a schedule of upcoming drops visit or call the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151.

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