One of the first Gateway Area Business Association activities was a Parade in 1951. The community was involved as participants and spectators. After a decade or two hiatus, the Fun-O-Rama Parade returned to Gateway in 2002. The First Responders (Police, Fire, Red Cross, ambulances) participate along with floats, antique cars, marching bands, decorated bikes and motorcycles, clowns, scouts and more.
In May, 1990, 111th SQUARE sponsored an “Appreciation Barbecue” for their customers, friends and neighbors. In 2000, the annual shin-dig was held to benefit GABA, the Hazelwood and Parkrose Heights Neighborhood Signage Project (GASP). 111th SQUARE raised funds to “resurrect the Arches” and the annual May party became known as the “Gateway Community Fair”. Gateway Area Business Association members receive free vendor space to demonstrate their services and show off their wares. The free to the public fair highlights entertainment, music, raffle and exciting, interactive displays.
Photos from 2014 GABA Fun-O-Rama
Photos Courtesy of: Andrew Nguy