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Hi everyone!

    History can be coool!!

      It’s been quite awhile since I have posted on Brea Old and New website. I’ve been waiting to give residents of the community an update about ⭐Brea's 1st young person’s book named Charlie the Rockin’ Clock in Brea History’s Biggest Hits! and also bring together the community for the making of a centennial video.

        The notable centennial book, written by Teresa Hampson and Illustrated by 2006 BOHS grad and CSUF grad, Heather Ashlyn Collins, is completed, and we have secured a publisher in La Habra. The book has gained a lot of attention due to its uniqueness featuring Brea’s historic iconic Charlie’s Clock turned time traveling Charlie the Clock caricature. It will serve as a creative learning tool to get people interested in local history.

          Excerpt from Chapter 5: Brea’s Big Growth Spurt
          “Easy, Charlie!” cried Jarred. “That’s the freeway!”
          “Easy to say,” Charlie replied, “but it took almost forever to get done! Way back in 1947, this freeway was one of three planned to go through Brea, but local folks have been waiting 25 years for it to get here!” Then he skipped ahead just a bit, and the kids laughed out loud at what they saw. Brea’s part of the freeway was done, but it clearly hadn’t opened yet. Instead, a celebration was in progress on the freshly paved highway, and people in old-fashioned costumes were riding around on bicycles built for two!
          “How fun!’ cried Skyler. “I want to do that!”
          “Don’t we all…” chuckled Charlie.


            Click here to read the entire background of the independent centennial community project.

              Suffice it to say, this has been a long journey at two years in the making. Hopefully you will agree it was well worth it because after all, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, unlike many before it.

                It was our objective to include as many local people in the book as possible. The book features seven young people, six of whom are the main characters accompanying Charlie the Clock in the time travel story. Additionally there are three adults along with four Imagine Brea Essay Contest winners, and approximately 18 kids in the panoramic photo, now a 2-page illustration.

                  A special invitation for you: Because the book cannot logically showcase everyone, we’d like to invite every person in the community who is interested, kids and adults alike, to be in the video project.

                    Here are the details:

                      Playing to the tune of 2017 BOHS grad, Hayden Mangum, who wrote and sung the book’s theme song 🎶Back Home🎶 the video will be filmed at three locations in Brea: Brea Downtown, BOHS quad area, and Olinda Oil Museum & Trail.

                        Due to their distinctive uniforms, both Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour and Edwards Brea West 10 were approached regarding the video, resulting in the authorization for their staffs presence in the Brea Downtown scene. An invite was also extended to the docents at the museum to dress in old time garb while shooting on the museum's premises.

                          The video will be very much like the last chapter in the book called 🎉Party Time,”🎉where everyone congregates in Brea Downtown to celebrate the hook of the book!! So you can say, the world of make believe comes alive🌟!

                            I was quoted $1,200 to make the video from an Anaheim based business. I’d like to ask if there is anybody who would be interested in volunteering his or her time or reducing the initial estimate to something more affordable, as we are on a tight budget.

                              For your services, you would be mentioned in the eventful book’s acknowledgement page, on the video, and on the website, CharlietheClock.club.

                                The community video will be shown across the internet on social media platforms in collaboration with those people who live, work, or just want to have fun in Brea!

                                  Let’s use our imagination to light up the city with a celebratory centennial party video 🎥 showcasing Brea’s residents, businesses, and locations!!

                                    For those who want to lend a helping hand, please send me a message on either Brea Old and New Facebook or Charlie the Clock Instagram page 😉

                                      I hope we can accomplish this special project pulling together as a community!

                                        Thank you for your time! And I hope to hear from you soon 😊

                                          Best,

                                            Carolyn
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"Thank you" for visiting Beautiful Brea Old & New (BBON). First & foremost, I am a proud mother & wife. I am also a well-rounded freelance consultant. But you can call me an enthusiastic cheerleader, supporting and promoting the city of Brea and its historic iconic Charlie's Clock turned "Charlie the Clock cartoon character!" Click on the front page illustration to read about the beloved time traveling talking clock!!

  • Carolyn Campbell

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