Friday, August 27, 2010

Is there a Teddy Bear in Your Future?

Every year the Gresham Soroptimists sponsor the Teddy Bear Parade in Downtown Gresham. It is a Gresham Signature Event – at least I’ve never been anywhere else where there is a Teddy Bear Parade other than Gresham. The registration fee is just $20. Entries can be from merchants, service organizations, schools, neighborhood groups or individuals – now that includes just about everybody!  Animals may be entered provided they are under full control of their masters (leashes are required) at all times.  Owners are responsible for their pet’s water and sanitation (that means “Pooper Scoopers” are required for your dog, horse, or hamster).  The entry forms are out, so let’s make this year’s event one for the record books. For more information and to request an application form, please call 503-666-2537 or you can send an e-mail
request to  Now if marching down the street holding your Teddy Bear is not
your thing – I guarantee watching others do this is golden!  So put the parade on your calendar –
Saturday, September 25, 2010.  The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and events continue throughout the day in
downtown. Remember to come hungry. Local downtown restaurants promise to feed the appetites of all the
hungry bears, teddy bears that is.
Bess Wills
General Manager
Gresham Ford