Clowns from across the Midwest marched through the hallways of the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Davenport Saturday morning, competing for awards on their 'paradeability.'
It was part of the Midwest Clown Associationís 39th Annual Midwest Roundup, which is taking place through Sunday at the Clarion. The Quad City Clown Troupe is this yearís host organization.
The more than 100 clowns attending the roundup include full-time pros, folks who clown part time, clowns who do nothing but charity work, seasoned veterans, brand-new clowns, and those who clown for the sheer pleasure of putting smiles on people's faces.
The roundup included classes on character development, balancing, balloon sculptures, make-up, magic tricks, juggling, stickers, rubber chickens, clown ministry, face painting, history, sign language, and birthday parties.
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