Deano the Clown

Deano the Clown by B.K. Dewey

The new playground at the Ravenna Eckstein community center opened a couple of weeks ago, and Seattle Parks and Recreation threw a party last night to celebrate. It was a blast for the kids — music, hot dogs, face painting, jump ropes, and — yes — clowns. Deano here was a hit with the little ones.

The most prevalent character clown in the American circus is the hobo, tramp or bum clown. Usually not a happy clown but….