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This past weekend, Flora and Duffy entertained about 100 kids twisting balloons at the first anniversary birthday celebration of Ahoy Kitsap Playland in Bremerton, WA.
When the kids weren’t getting balloon figures from us, they were all over the multi-level play areas. The whole event was a blast!!!

The play area was started a year ago by Rhonda and Angel Koh, and serves children 1-12 years old. Caring Clowns International was invited to assist in the celebration by Kelly Derksema, who owns an event planning company called Olive Branch Events.

Kelly, Rhonda and Angel were all delightful to work with.

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Coco, Flora, LaLa and Scooter entertained children and their families at the annual Snohomish County Down Syndrome Association Buddy Walk at Harvey Airfield in Snohomish, WA. It was a rainy day but no one seemed to notice. Plenty of balloon animals were made to the delight of all.

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The founder of Kidzz Helping Kidzz, 7 year-old Zachary, was the key note speaker at the East Bremerton Rotary Club last week. This was Zachary’s first time public speaking, but you would have never known it. He was cool, calm and collected. Most impressively, when he had the Q&A, his answers belied that he is a 7 year old. Members of the Club were astonished at the sincerity and passion of his well thoughtful, but spontaneous responses to their questions.

Zachary explained that his goal this year is to collect 1,000 new toys to distribute to children spending the holidays in hospitals in the Puget Sound Area.

When one Rotarian asked Zachary why they should support his program, Zachary paused for just a second and then said, “Kids in hospitals during the holidays deserve to have some fun there and to be supported, so that’s why I am doing this.”

Based on his presentation, the East Bremerton Rotary Club will donate $500 to Kidzz Helping Kidzz. The money will be used to help purchase new toys.

Kidzz Helping Kidzz is a project of Caring Clowns International.

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Ever been to a Touch A Truck event? Boy are they cool…all sizes of little kids sitting high up in monster vehicles behind huge steering wheels, feet dangling, not touching the floor. These events are put on in various communities around the country during the summer. Some are fund raisers for community projects, others are just for fun.

Caring Clowns International members Duffy, Scooter and Sparkles attended 29th annual free event in Poulsbo, Washington on August 12. It was again sponsored by the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center. About 200 families were there with the kids climbing all over police cars, fire trucks, a cement mixer, asphalt trucks, a huge flat bed truck, a school bus, several cranes, tow trucks and more – it went on and on- and the smiles on these kids’ faces when they honked the horns and flipped on the sirens and flashing lights were contagious! Don’t miss the next one in your area.

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Late last week, Flossy and Scooter had a wonderful time clowning with both young and old at the Annual Intergenerational Carnival held at Martha and Mary!

Martha and Mary, in Poulsbo, Washington, was established in 1891. The organization provides many services for seniors and children including: independent and assisted senior living, rehabilitation care, long term care, home care, geriatric care management, and child care and early learning programs.

Our Caring Clowns International clowns were busy making balloon figures and smiles! The elder folk who reside at Martha and Mary helped run the games and the children had a great time playing games and winning prizes!

Fun was had by all!!

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