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You Meet the Best Clowns at a Parade!

Parades are always fun and this past week-end we had a great time at the “Summerfest” Parade in beautiful historic downtown Troutdale! The best part of a Parade is the fun people you meet - some of them are even Clowns! Cha Cha the Clown came rolling up on her super cool bicycle and gave us a warm welcome – she could make the coldest heart melt!

Cha Cha’s real name is Regina Wollrabe and she has been working with children since 1980 (how can that be because in the clown attire she looks like she is 22 at best- but I am just stating the facts from her website www.chachatheclown.com). She has won numerous awards for “clowning around” but her true gift is her wonderful, warm, positive soul that enjoys spreading her wonderful loving message from here to as far as Latin America and Aruba. It is a gift to bring joy and smiles to those around you and she is all that with a red clown nose. She is also a great mentor. Her four sons have joined her in the family business of entertainment. Can’t wait to have an event or party that needs a clown - now that I know who to call! Cha Cha at 503-807-2584 or e-mail her This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Then after the Parade with my grandkids in tow we had the best shopping experience at “Chase Me Again” in Historic Downtown Gresham. They found some clothing treasures and I some décor. Sue and her organization have donated over $150,000 to local charities – so the more you spend the more you pay it forward!

Hope you are having a great summer!