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Clowns visit Northview High School

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pitter Patter The Clown, also known as Pat Krider (left), and Jo-Jo The Clown, also known as Joanna Connors conducted fundraisers for Relay For Life of Clay County and the Susan G. Komen Foundation Monday at Northview High School. [Order this photo]
Two Northview High School teachers brought the clowns to school Monday.

Apex Learning Lab coordinator Pat Krider and Family and Consumer Science teacher Joanna Connors both conducted fundraisers at the school in clown outfits.

Krider dressed as Pitter Patter The Clown.

Krider elected to offer students, faculty and staff the opportunity to have their picture taken with her alter ego.

For only $3, all would receive the photograph and a "good laugh."

She conducted the event from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. All proceeds she collected were to be given to Relay For Life of Clay County.

Krider said she collected approximately $50 through the fundraiser.

She created a sign for the event which stated, "Tickets to the Shrine Circus -- $25; Airfare and tickets to Barnam and Bailey Circus -- $700; Airfare and tickets to Disney World -- $1,500; A picture with Pitter Patter the Clown -- Priceless."

"It's fun," Krider said Monday as she walked through the Apex classroom.

Connors also challenged students, faculty and staff with a fundraiser Monday.

Connors also dressed as a clown for the event, but wasn't sure of a name at first.

She said students called her a "Clown-in-Training," but she settled for Jo-Jo The Clown.

Connors said she asked students to pay $1 to dress up for Halloween. All proceeds collected were to go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

"Many gave even though they didn't wear a costume," Connors said. "We thought about doing this a week ago."

"I just jumped on the bandwagon after that," Krider added. "Well, actually the circus wagon."

Connors said her Interpersonal Relationship Class came up with the idea, which was eventually called, "Costume For The Cure."

"The kids had a real good time planning it," Connors said. "They were so excited about making a difference in people's lives."

"Costume For The Cure," eventually raised approximately $250.

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Two of the cutest clowns I have seen in a while. Great job, ladies!!

-- Posted by Hodgepodge on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 7:49 AM

Mrs. Connors looks as great as she did over 20 years ago! (Even in a clown suit)

-- Posted by Class of 89 on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 8:06 AM

I love Mrs. Connors! She is such a wonderful teacher! Way to go ladies!! And ditto what "Class of 89" said!

-- Posted by millertime on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 8:23 AM

Wow, never realized local elections were so soon. I am writing in the clown on the right. I heard she is offering to pave our streets using midgets and elephant labor from Nigeria!

-- Posted by WickedSpring64 on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 4:31 PM

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