Parade brings hope to Sacha

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Sibylle Rosamond holds up a sign she made for the surprise parade for local artist Sacha Hope, Sunday, Aug. 23. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Friends, neighbors and well-wishers gathered in a scenic location in Aguanga for an emotional parade to show support for local artist Sacha Hope, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. The gathering, organized by Susan Thompson and Leanne Lien, was a surprise for Hope. Her husband, Trond Hildahl, arranged to have her present. She said she was completely overcome with emotion and awe for the outpouring of support. “So I was given a big surprise this morning. Many of my local community banded together in a ‘Hugs For Sacha Parade,’” she said on her Facebook page. “They all kept it a big secret and drove around our little area honking and displaying signs of support. Tears were shed, and oh so many air hugs and waves. I have so missed these faces over the last six months of this
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