Sunny skies draw thousands to Gateway parade and fair

Hey, look! If you missed the Gateway Fun-O-Rama Parade and Fair – this article is short – but boy-o-boy, do we have the photos …

Photo Story by David F. Ashton

Portland Police Officer Mike Gallagher pulling in with the Cadet trailer loaded with bike helmets.

On the Fun-O-Rama Parade reviewing stand, ready to announce the passing parade, are Bianca Gille, St. Therese; James Luu, Parkrose High School; Michael Taylor, Superintendent, Parkrose School District; Fred Sanchez, GABA and Realty Brokers at 111th Square; Barbara Rommel, Superintendent, David Douglas Schools; Barbara Ho, David Douglas high school.

The Woodland Wonders unicyclists always are a hit on the parade route.

The Parkrose Broncos Marching band gets everyone’s feet tapping.

It wouldn’t be a Fun-O-Rama Parade without the antics of the Keystone Cops.

Multnomah County Commissioner Lonnie Roberts rides in the parade.

Rose Festival Queens are part of the Fun-O-Rama Parade Festivities.  [Use Parkrose and DDHS Queens, create side/side image in PS]

Portland Police Bureau Training Division Officer Garth Edwards, Portland Police Bureau, pipes while the Color Guard raises the flag that signals the start of the Fun-O-Rama Fair at Realty Brokers’ 111th Square.

Callie Rousch, LMT, NCTMB gave us a really GREAT chair massage at the Fun-O-Rama Fair! Contact her at (503) 860-4175 for more information.

Krysia Woods getting a balloon sculpture made by Steevie Weevie, the Clown Prince of Gateway. “He’s really nice, and funny,” she commented.

Jeffrey Kamper is getting fitted for a new bike helmet by Portland Police Cadets Leanna Heasley and Keeden Mollenhour.

To help support the activities of their program, East Precinct Portland Police Cadets served up hot dog lunches at the Fun-O-Rama Fair.

Making crafts are Traci and Nicholas Shaffer, at the Portland Parks and Recreation booth.

“Arresting” Ashley Fox is Portland Police Cadet Heather Deibert. Ashley’s dad, Bill, told us, “We come every year! For the last 23 years, it’s something we look forward to!”

Perennial Gateway booster, Fred Sanchez, standing next to Dave Manning, said of Gateway’s Citizen of the Year, “Father Jack Mosbrucker has been instrumental in bringing together all parts of our community.”

Oregon State Representative Jeff Merkley presents awards to for entries into the Fun-O-Rama parade.

As part of the entertainment, Bianca Gille, student body president of St. Therese, beautifully sang a couple of songs.

Demonstrating the lively art of street break dancing is Melissa Spivally.

Both businesses and community groups exhibited at the Fair. Here’s Jason Goodwill, telling people about his Kiwanis group.

Lexie and JJ, of Choi’s Martial Arts Academy, demonstrate how to break a solid board with just your hand.

Ronald McDonald shows up for some silly fun.

Perhaps we’ll see you at the 2007 Gateway Fun-O-Rama Parade and Fair next May!

¬© 2006 David F. Ashton ~ East PDX News

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