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The city of Hillsboro is inviting community members to celebrate 'wherever they are.'

PMG FILE PHOTO - Instead of the usual street fair, the city of Hillsboro is asking community members to celebrate 'wherever they are' due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Celebrate Hillsboro, a street festival held in the summer, is going to look a little different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Saturday, July 18, the city of Hillsboro Parks and Recreation Department is inviting all community members to celebrate wherever they are for a new event called, "I Am Hillsboro: Celebrating Community Strength."

In a press release, the city says, "We can still acknowledge, honor, and yes, celebrate the things that make Hillsboro such a special community, even and especially in times of crisis."

People can show their appreciation for the community by decorating windows, balconies, or yards; taking part in chart art or other joyful visual displays; having classic summer barbeques at home; and sharing what makes the experiences unique via social media through the #IamHillsboro campaign.

"Let's show the vibrancy of Hillsboro while sharing messages of culture, support for others, and hope during this time," added the announcement.

People can order a free Celebrate Hillsboro lawn sign to demonstrate community togetherness, and an event art kit filled with sidewalk chalk and supplies.

For those interested in participating, people can register online for a free active kit and lawn sign at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Celebrate. Pickup details will be shared with participants upon registration.


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