Toots Caboose continues to clown around as a member of the Amtrak Cascades Character Clown Corps for the annual Portland Rose Festival. This time it was as a participant in the 2009 Fred Meyer Junior Rose Parade. The parade, which became an official Rose Festival event in 1936, travels through Portland's Hollywood District. The entries include bands, school groups, scout troops, children's organizations, youth clubs, dance teams and families.
Photo of Toots Caboose taken by Cha Cha the Clown
The Character Clown Corps had a great time entertaining the thousands of children (and adults) along the route. Hoping for beautiful parade day weather, the clowns - and all other parade participants - were not quite prepared for the 90 degree heat and high humidity. Still, a good time was had by all.
More photos are available in Toots Caboose's Flickr photo album.
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