Fun In The Park event brings Wilsonville community together for summer festivities.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: MADISON STATEN - Cha Cha the clown entertains visitors at Fun In the Park on her bicycle.With clowns, jugglers and dancers galore, the Wilsonville Fun in the Park event, held Saturday, Aug. 5, seemed more like a circus than the average neighborhood gathering. Held at Town Center Park, the annual event drew large crowds throughout the day, playing host to multiple dance teams from local studio Innovative Dance and showcasing the talents of jugglers, magicians and other entertainers.

"We love making the world a happier place. We are so excited to be here," Regina Wollrabe said, known by her alias Cha Cha the Clown to the children she entertains. SPOKESMAN PHOTO: MADISON STATEN - Carolina Boyd gets a new look with help from the face painting booth, run by the St. Francis of the Assisi Church.   

Along with the magical entertainment, Fun in the Park showcased a plethora of local businesses, ranging from local dentist offices to toy stores, all hosting different activities for guests to enjoy. SPOKESMAN PHOTO: MADISON STATEN - Curtis Carlyle shows off his tricks at Fun in the Park.

Other groups, such as the Boy Scouts of America, made their presence known at the event with activities aimed at awareness of what scouting has to offer.

"The best part about coming to Fun In the Park is interacting with the kids and getting them excited about scouting," Barry Derlago, cubmaster of Troop 194 said. SPOKESMAN PHOTO: MADISON STATEN  - Judy Stoug paints live for visitors at Fun in the Park.

Above all, the event was a place for Wilsonville residents and other guests to come together and celebrate the city.

"It's great to see these kids having a good time. It's about community," event participant Cathi Davidson said.

Contact Wilsonville Spokesman reporter Madison Staten at 503-636-1281 ext. 113 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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