Scappoose, OR- Local businesswoman, Angela Wayman, raised in Scappoose is like many high students who moved away after high school then moved back to Scappoose to raise a family. Angela is leading by example pulling her community together hosting community events. Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Angela organized two reverse Christmas Parades in December of 2020 in St. Helens and Scappoose communities. A reverse parade, a caravan of cars and floats, traveled to the homes to wave at residents also picked up non-perishable food for the Columbia Pacific Food Bank while spreading cheer in select neighborhoods. She is up to nothing but good hosting another event called the called Back to Our Roots Community Cruise-In on February 13th starting at 1:00 PM click here to see the map of the parade.
“I started this event out of a love for the roots I grew up in. I am sitting here watching the many people, places, and things I have grown to love to fall apart. The many things that have made me who I am. There have been ideas in my mind of things to do since before our Christmas parade, that finally, all came together. Back to Our Roots A Community Cruise-In, is not only a way to give back to our roots, but a way for us all to come together and celebrate who we are the best way we can given what we are all going through,” responded Angela Wayman when asked why she was hosting the parade.
Angela shared, “The best thing I learned from the Christmas parade is to always follow your heart and not be afraid to let others see it. Something I have struggled with throughout life, but now know it makes me who I am. I love who I am, and I am glad I get to share it with others. I have some big ideas for our community and would like to do more events that brings us closer together in the future. I believe community is the core of our foundation and what makes us stand out from the rest.”
If you are interested in participating in the event contact 971-757-0271 or go to the Facebook event for more details.