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Cracker Jacks the Clown and Friends

About Me

I began my love of clowning close to 35 years ago.  I had children of my own, provided in house private day care for 7 years and taught nursery school for 5 years.  I adore working with children. With my family grown I went to work full-time in a corporate world.  I found I missed working with children and decided to try clowning around.  I joined Clown Alleys (clubs) to learn more about the art of clowning and Clown Conventions became a regular pastime.  Along the years I have developed many characters and can never seem to get enough of clowning around!

My first clown was Twinkle the Clown but I do other characters too!  My most popular and busiest clown is Cracker Jacks the Clown a zany little boy clown full of fun and mischief.  I have a great time with Maggie May the Bag Lady for older Birthday Parties, retirement parties, balloon deliveries or roasts.  She provides off the wall good clean fun.  The Butterfly Lady for little girls Birthday Parties, Esmerelda the Witch for Halloween, DoFuss the Clown is a Magical Clown, Lots of Smiles the Clown runs games and other summer activities for corporate outings or larger parties, Twink the Elf for those holiday celebrations, Melanie the Elegant Clown for those very special occasions, Ms Barbara Claus who accompanies Santa or does solo visits (If the Mr is busy call the Mrs.), and  coming in 2022 Ms Barbara a Certified Red Nose Reader.  Red Nose Readers is a non-profit organization working to promote literacy, kindness, and joy through the art of clowning. 

I have won numerous awards including placing in top 10 as Melanie my Elegant Clown in an International Convention in NY.  I won a Bronze metal for single skit competition as Maggie May at ClownFest in NJ.  I was awarded 2nd place for my skit as Twinkle the Clown in a Northeast Convention in MA. I placed first in group skits as Do Fuss the Clown at Spring in the Clowns in MA. and Cracker Jacks the Clown won a Silver metal at ClownFest in NJ for skit competition. 

I am past Northeast Director of  the World Clown Association and past president of Granite State Clowns, Alley 190 in Nashua NH a group of local clowns that get together to share the art and love of clowning.

Birthday Parties is our specialty but we are also available for Grand Openings, Corporate Functions, Holiday Parties, or any Grand Gathering.  I can refer other clowns, pony rides, balloon sculptors, face painters, and many more unique party entertainers.  The only criteria that someone who is referred by Grand Gatherings is that they love what then do and do it from the Heart.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy my photo album as much as I enjoyed being part of the fun!

Jest Regards,

Barbara Foristall