Erase from your mind everything you know about clowns. My vision of a clown is no longer surrounded by a large tent full of people at a three-ring circus.
This past weekend I had the amazing experience of attending clown “skool” and performing as a clown.
Charlie’s Chaplains is a nonprofit group of dedicated volunteers sharing the heartfelt mission of helping Frye Regional Medical Center patients feel better through cheerful spirits, lightening hearts and brightening patients’ days with a gentle presence through creative ministry. These clowns and creative arts performers have been going strong since 1991 in Hickory, North Carolina.
I had the privilege of participating in their annual training event on Saturday and making rounds with them at the hospital on Sunday. Yes, that is me in the middle of the above photo. I will be writing about my experience in future posts, but in the meantime I thought you might like to see some of the pictures I captured during my visit.
To view the photos go to http://flickr.com/photos/rogercarr/sets/72157607564592134/ or click on the below photo badge.
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SO good to have you at Skool ’08 Roger!
Glad you found the weekend informative — the total immersion educational ;0)
You did a great job on Rounds and exemplify the True Heart of a Clown!
Please keep us posted on your progress… FRMC Charlie’s Chaplains want to hear of your latest adventures.
Keep ’em smilin’!