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Hoop! Hoop! World Hoop Day in Laurelhurst Park.

Real Estate Agent with Remax equity group DRE# 200506219

There was a surprising sight tonight in Laurelhurst Park! Hula hoopers! Hula Hoopers World Hoop Day c 2009 Alexsandra Stewart

The event grew gradually, from a few people to perhaps 50 by the time it was dusk.

Tricks with hoops, dancing with hoops,hoops in the air and three women in one hoop - talk about teamwork, they got it going!

We watched, and wondered who the hoopers were, and why they were at the Park with enough hoops for five times the number of people present.

As we were leaving one of our group asked. Turns out it was World Hoop Day today.

Their mission according to the World Hoop Day web site: "Since 2006, World Hoop Day has been dedicated to bringing dance, exercise and toy hoops  to under-privileged children living in extreme poverty and underdeveloped neighborhoods of our world."

Some of the hoopers teach classes, organize 'hoopjams' and make hoops to sell.Two of them can be found at Hoopshine and Hooperville.

I got a tip on using a hula hoop - I've never been able to keep one going longer than two seconds! Maybe by next year I can take part in World Hoop Day and not embarass myself.

Woman with Hula Hoop c 2009 Alexsandra StewartHula Hoop at Night c 2009 Alexsandra Stewart

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Bill Ladewig
LoanOfficerSchool.com - Escondido, CA
Experience Is Your Advantage

Well Hoop de do, impressive for a guy who, mysteriously, can't keep the hoop up for more than three seconds.  Well ok so its two but who's counting?

Sep 09, 2009 08:47 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Alexsandra, That must have been fun!  I believe my hula hoop days are over but I used to be pretty good at it :)

Sep 09, 2009 10:46 PM
Alexsandra Stewart
Remax equity group - Portland, OR
Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate

Bill - you and I would be able to compete in the same event :-) I think my record is 3 seconds also!

Carole - It was fund to watch -- lot's of people had great outfits on also! 

Sep 10, 2009 11:48 AM
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

(h)Ooooooops. That's not quite the hoops that I was thinking about. Do they still make hula hoops? I haven't seen one in years, not even at Wal-Mart.

Sep 19, 2009 01:47 AM
Alexsandra Stewart
Remax equity group - Portland, OR
Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate

Russel - I guess they do - and it turns out that many are custom made - and can cost $30 and up!

Sep 19, 2009 04:46 AM