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Photo op featuring kids in Brea’s 1st Children’s Book – Celebrating Our Centennial Year

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Hi everyone! Brea’s 1st children’s book is coming along nicely, as we have a “dynamic group” of people helping us on the book and sub-projects. The name of the book is Charlie the Rockin' Clock in Brea History's Biggest Hits!!

    A panoramic photo op has been scheduled on Saturday, February 11, at Arovista Park in Brea, at 1:00 p.m. Please help to spread the word -- grassroots style -- as
    Photo release form to authorize Brea kids public and private schools in grades, 3rd-6th, to be in a panoramic photo for Brea's first children’s book featuring historic iconic Charlie the Clock and school friends --celebrating 100 years in Brea-- and CharlietheClock.com website. Form graphic designs courtesy of Jennifer Choi, BOHS GITA Club member

    Photo release form to authorize Brea kids public and private schools in grades, 3rd-6th, to be in a panoramic photo for Brea's first children’s book featuring historic iconic Charlie the Clock and school friends --celebrating 100 years in Brea-- and CharlietheClock.com website.
    Form graphic designs courtesy of Jennifer Choi, BOHS GITA Club member

    each and every person counts!

      The purpose of the photo is to feature as many Brea children from public and private schools (grades 3rd-6th,) as the group photo will be featured in Brea’s first children’s book and on a website devoted to the book named: CharlietheClock.club which is scheduled to go live soon!

        *In order for your child/children to be in the photo, you must fill out the photo release form and bring it to the photo shoot on Saturday, February 11.

          Should you have any questions, please email me at News@BreaOldandNew.com.

            This is an independent community-oriented venture including many children, residents and businesses. Following is an extensive background of the book and sub-projects.

              CLOCK BACKGROUND

                The Brea Clock: Our much loved landmark The Brea Clock, was first placed on Brea Blvd in 1975 as an advertising gimmick for a clock shop that was in the old Brea Hotel, at that time, located near the NE corner of Brea Blvd and Ash St. Most Breans believe that the clock has a much longer history in the city, but prior to its 1975 installation, it serves as the station masters clock at the Santa Fe Railyards in Riverside. For a time, the clock was known to the city as “Charlie’s Clock,” named for the proprietor of the clock shop. When Charlie closed his business and left town, the city brought the clock since it had become such a cherished landmark and it fit well with plans for eventual downtown redevelopment.

                  The Brea Clock article as seen on BreaOldandNew.com by former Brea Historical Society President, Kathy Cannon.

                    Charlie the Clock caricature: In early 2015, I contracted Heather Ashlyn Collins, a 2006 BOHS grad and recent CSUF grad, to draw a caricature of the clock, renaming Charlie’s Clock to “Charlie the Clock,” because it’s friendly and implies the clock belongs to everyone in the community. Soon after, Charlie the Clock cutout was made, just in time to celebrate Brea’s 98th birthday, with "The Face of Brea" contest held at Brea Stadium West 10. “It was a hit,” said West 10 GM, Stephen Moehle! Charlie the Clock continued to dazzle the crowds at the 28th annual Brea Summerfest, the 36th Brea Country Fair, and for a time was on exhibit at the Brea Historical Museum, where the clock was taken out to visit events at our local elementary schools and recently again at the 2nd annual Brea Country Hills Color Run Fundraiser.

                      The concept of the book: Brea's historic iconic "Charlie the Clock" and seven school friends travel back in time to celebrate Brea's 100th birthday. After reading the first chapter Orange County Journalist/Columnist Terri Daxon said, "Teresa Hampson has written a delightful 'time travel' story that makes learning all about Brea's history an entertaining journey for kids and adults. I am anxious to read the rest of it.

                        Book Team:

                          *Teresa Hampson – Our author, is known for her history book, Brea: Celebrating 75 Years, and serving as the longest BOUSD Board member.

                            *Heather Ashlyn Collins - A 2006 BOHS grad and recent CSUF grad, is our illustrator.

                              *Carolyn Campbell – Based on my concept, I am serving as the creative director and project manager.

                                Sub-project Video Team: A video showcasing students dancing with an animated Charlie the Clock - lyrics written and sang by a high school student.

                                  * Stagelight Performing Arts located in the Vons center, Co-owners: Lindsey Russo and Alyssa Gramer to choreograph the video with their dance students.

                                    *BOHS senior choir member, Hayden Magnum, is our singer/songwriter

                                      *CSUF student Alejandra Mertz is our video animator working under the guidance of her art professor.

                                        Sub-project Kids Imagine Brea Essay Contest: Children will give their perspective of Brea’s future.

                                          Brea Old and New networking blog and social media sites is presenting the essay contest, and the Brea Education Foundation Board members is currently judging the essays. Four essays contest winners will be chosen, one per 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. Photos/essays will be featured in the book.

                                            Sub-project Panoramic Photo:

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                                              Longtime Brean Greg Voisan of Greg Voisan Panoramic Photography to take group photo. All interested public and private school students, grades 3rd-6th, are invited to be in Brea’s first children’s book, and also showcased on CharlietheClock.club, a website devoted to the book which will go live soon. The panoramic photo shoot has been scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Arovista Park in Brea.

                                                CharlietheClock.club Website Team:

                                                  Our local high school students along with the help of their instructor, Todd Salesky, are building the book’s website, CharlietheClock.club - which is due to go live this month. As a community-oriented children's book Web page, a bio and a photo of everyone involved in the project will be shown on the site, thanks to the BOHS GITA Club team members assistance as follows:

                                                    *Student: Kyle Tam

                                                      *Student: Zoya Kahn

                                                        *Student: Jennifer Choi

                                                          I greatly appreciate everyone's interest in this once-in-a-lifetime project! And when I say this is a community-oriented project, I don't just mean the people involved in the project. This project has been put together out of love for the community. It's for the young -- and young at heart, as it will interest many people in its whimsical approach to telling the story of Brea's rich history! I need your help in spreading the word!!

                                                            Thank you!

                                                              Carolyn Campbell
Author :

"Thank you" for visiting Beautiful Brea Old & New (BBON). First & foremost, I am a proud mother & wife. I am also a well-rounded independent contractor. But you can call me an enthusiastic cheerleader, supporting wholeheartedly the City of Brea --a charming town with character & innovation, turning 100 years old in 2017!

  • Carolyn Campbell

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