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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CLOWN HALL OF FAME OPENS FRIDAY!

Baraboo-based clown Greg DeSanto, kneeling, holds a pastel self-portrait by renowned American clown Emmett Kelly Monday while discussing how to display it with clowning enthusiast and volunteer Sandy Weber of Highland Park, Ill. DeSanto and Weber were preparing for the Friday, 10 a.m. opening of the new International Clown Hall of Fame in The Business Center on Fourth Avenue at Oak Street on the Courthouse Square. Brian D. Bridgeford / News Republic

The Clowning Moment: Hall of Fame grand opening is Friday
Baraboo will have a new addition to its reputation as "Circus City" when the International Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center holds its grand opening at 10 a.m. Friday on the Courthouse Square.
Monday afternoon the smell of newly-laid carpet filled a large, colorfully-painted room in The Business Center on Fourth Avenue at Oak Street. On the floor lay a huge photograph of famous American clown Emmett Kelly (1898-1979), along with dolls of the respected entertainer and a large poster of TV variety show host and comedian Red Skelton (1913-1997), famous for his hobo clown character Freddy the Freeloader.read more at http://www.wiscnews.com/baraboonewsrepublic/news/local/article_47f440e8-62f2-11df-a65e-001cc4c03286.html

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