Thursday, August 8, 2013

No need to be bored!

The Greater Gresham Area is bursting with events this summer and we are fortunate enough to be a sponsor of several of these events.  So please mark your calendar for Saturday July 20th for the following:

Summerfest Parade and Festival in downtown Troutdale!  This parade is so much fun as lots of folks line the streets and kids wait for the candy to be thrown from each parade participant!!  This year's theme is "Celebrating Local History" and the Grand Marshall of the Parade is the Troutdale Historical Society.  As an interesting side not of local history; Ford Motor Company filmed the first automobile to drive the first designated "Historical Highway" in the Columbia Gorge.  That was in 1916 and now nearly 100 years later, Fords still travel that same beautiful drive.  Henry Ford would love that fact!

That same Saturday the shoe poles will be up and it will be time to walk the streets of Historic Downtown Gresham for the 12th Annual Art Walk.  THe event is from 9am to 5pm with entertainment every hour.  Hundreds of well-known artists and craftsmen will be displaying their works and if you have never been, please take a couple of hours and stroll the streets.  You will not be disappointed.

While it is fun to travel, some of the best kept secrets are often in our own backyard.  These two events are really a great way to spend some quality time as a family and participate in our community!  Gresham Ford hopes to see you there.

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