From our Caring Clowns International Dinner-Auction last April, Emily had a gift certificate for a profession portrait with a clown.
This silent auction item was generously donated by Johnny Walker, owner and photographer of Almost Candid studios in Kingston, Washington.
Last Sunday, Emily and her six-year-old son Robby joined with Scooter for this fabulous portrait!
From all accounts, Emily and Robby (and of course Scooter) had a great time doing this.
Johnny – THANK YOU for your time and expertise to make this happen.
Recently, the Swarner Communications Group held their annual Halloween Party for military families at Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington. About 300 families attended.
Flossy, Flora, LaLa and Duffy did balloon sculptures for the attendees.
Kids AND their parents came in family theme costumes. It was an awesome, fun filled day.
Thanks to the World Clown Association (WCA) for their excellent feature story about Caring Clowns International which appears in the July issue of the organization’s 52-page magazine “Clowning Around.”
See the attached link. The story on Caring Clowns International begins on/about Page 14. It’s a large PDF file in the middle of the page and you’ll have to click the forward button to get to Page 14.
Thanks to the World Clown Association for helping tell our story to clowns around the world!!
Caring Clowns International members LaLa and Scooter took part for the second year in the Relay for Life Survivors/ Caregivers Walk in Gig Harbor, Washington sponsored by The American Cancer Society.
This year’s walk was held uptown in a loop through the outdoor shopping mall area lined with purple balloons and luminaries to honor every life touched by cancer.
Relay for Life provided us a canopy and table for us to make balloons. People gave donations to Caring Clowns International but at the end of the event we gave all those donations to the event director.
Caring Clowns International has been invited to join the Relay for Life next year. Members of other non-profit groups who attended the event expressed an in interest in our services too.
A REALLY BIG THANK YOU to everyone who made our recent dinner/auction such a success. We raised over $26,000 which will be used to help children in need around the world. This is our organization’s fourth auction in the past six years; and is our major fundraising event. Thanks to Sons of Norway for a wonderful dinner and all of those who contributed items for the auction. We maintain less than 9% overhead cost, so the vast majority of money raised goes directly to grants to help kids.