Tracy Hough

Tracy Hough and her crew were a hit at this year’s Celebrate CB parade.

With her 6-year-old niece Rylan Fouts by her side and her bespectacled maltese dogs J.C., left, and Jaxon hanging from a sling, the local State Farm insurance agent drew all kind of attention while strutting down Pearl and South Main Streets Saturday Morning.

“People are more excited about the dogs than the candy,” she said with a laugh. “People keep coming up for pictures or asking of the dogs are real.”

Hough and her State Farm crew have been walking and floating in the Celebrate CB parade the past few years, and she said that yesterday’s weather made for a nearly-perfect parade day.

“Oh my gosh, it’s just amazing,” she said. “Last year it was freezing and rainy, but we saw it through. It’s so much nicer this year. There are so many people out here enjoying themselves.”

Hough is a Council Bluffs native. She graduated from Lewis Central High School in 1987 and later attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha to study accounting, a “far cry” from what she’s doing now. Hough said she’s been in the insurance and financial services field since April Fools’ Day 2001, but her job is no joke. She said she’s proud to offer insurance for her hometown and works hard to get people the right coverage to keep themselves protected.

“We just want to make sure our clients are making the best decisions with their money,” she said.

Hough’s State Farm offices are at 928 Valley View Dr., suite 4, and can be reached at 712-325-1916.

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