By Joel PorterPublished: Mar 11, 2014 at 3:47 PM PDTLast Updated: Mar 11, 2014 at 4:12 PM PDT
With a sunny weekend expected in the Willamette Valley, there'll be a bouquet of activity happening north of Eugene.
Many people will be heading to Junction City for the 42nd annual Daffodil Drive.
Little yellow beacons are blooming along Ferguson Road west of Junction City, just in time for organizers to open up Long Tom Grange for this weekend's Daffodil Drive.
“All of the flowers coming up, the daffodils in bloom, it's a great time to remember it's a chance to get out and enjoy the outdoors,” Jolene Thomson said. Thomson works for Guaranty RV in Junction City.
“Probably the best daffodil festival - as far as weather goes - we've had in the last ten years,” Danuta Pfeiffer said. Pfeiffer is organizing this year’s drive.
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