Aug 5, 2015 10:17 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
There will be a Blessing of the Clowns and other Artists during a special church service in Oroville Sunday.
It's called "Big Top Sunday" and it's being held at the First United Methodist Church, at 45 Acacia Avenue, in conjunction with National Clown Week.
Pastor Dave Reick ... aka "Pastor Pokey" ... has been clowning for 58 years, starting at age 6. He believes clowning is a "ministry" as says Sundays sermon is called "Thou Shalt Laugh". It begins at 10 30 a.m. and people of all denominations are welcome.
The church service will be followed by a celebration with hotdogs, popcorn, and snow cones ... as well as face painting, balloon art, magic and juggling.
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