Parade planned through Scappoose
A Scappoose resident is putting on a parade through the city to raise funds for struggling local businesses.
"It's come to my attention that several local businesses are having a huge struggle and can use all the help they can get," organizer Angela Wayman said.
The parade will follow the same route as a holiday parade Wayman organized in December, starting at Scappoose Sand & Gravel Co. and ending at Scappoose Middle School.
The "Back to Our Roots" themed parade will take off at 1 p.m. Feb. 27. Wayman said the route took about two and a half hours to travel last time.
Originally scheduled for Feb. 13, the parade was postponed due to snow conditions.
Cars, motorcycles, and trucks with trailers can participate in the parade for a fee, which will go toward local businesses who are suffering during the pandemic.
"When I think of back to my roots, I think of classic cars, old ways, things of importance we grew up with. One of the main things that has always stuck with me is to help one another," Wayman said.
The fee for a truck and trailer is $25; single vehicles are $20 and motorcycles are $10.
Along the route, a trailer will pick up food donations for the Columbia Pacific Food Bank.
The food bank picked up donations in a decorated trailer at the December parade and has redecorated for this event.
The food bank requests five main groups of donations: canned meats, like tuna, chicken, salmon, or beef; canned soup and chili; peanut butter and almond butter; canned fruits; and canned vegetables.
Items that don't require equipment like can openers, such as cans with a pull-tab, are preferred, as some people who receive food don't have access to a full kitchen.
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