Category Archives: Alley News

New Meeting Time and Location

Starting in July, the Kapitol Klowns will be meeting on the 3rd Monday of each month in the TNC classroom in the Town Center building (the large building at the bottom of the hill when you come onto the property).

We hope this works for all those who entertain on Tuesdays.

Kapitol Klowns Monthly Meetings
3rd Monday of the Month
7:30pm – ??
TNC classroom in the Town Center building at Riderwood
3140 Gracefield Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Kapitol Klowns’ Annual June Dinner

Kapitol Klowns’ annual June dinner will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014, at 7:00pm at Ted’s Dinner, 895 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md 20852. Please rsvp to Tighe ( or Maureen ( on your attendance and if bringing a guest. We want to make sure everyone has “elbow” room.

Kapitol Klowns’ Annual June Dinner
Monday, June 16, 2014
7:00pm – ??
Ted’s Dinner
895 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Md 20852

Kapitol Klowns Meeting – May 20, 2014

Tuesday, May 20th. is the next monthly meeting of Kapitol Klowns. You DO NOT want to miss this meeting. If you care about the Klub, If you care about the future of the klub, you should find the time to attend. We need ALL members support. We have to fill the four positions on the Board. We have to make the final decision if the October convention is on or off.. We have the honor of being the second oldest alley in the United States… Did you know that? Do we want the Klub to continue? We need EVERYONE to attend the May meeting…PLEASE.

Kapitol Klowns April Meeting

Mark your calendars for the Third Tuesday in April (Tuesday, April 15, 2014) for the “long awaited” AUCTION. We hopefully have seen the last of any SNOW that will cause us to cancel this most important meeting. There is so much that Bubbles will be hauling to the auction – some of her own things as well as additional items from Ginny Casterline. Kathy Breeze will bring items from Gwendolyn Wanda who is also retiring from clowning.

SPREAD THE WORD TO OTHER ALLEYS/CLUBS/FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS – The Arts & Craft Room at Riderwood’s Montgomery Station will be FULL of items, just waiting for your presents.

The club also has some other items on the agenda … like, selecting new club officers … don’t be shy … we need YOU.

See your smiling faces on Tuesday, April 15th.

Kapitol Klowns Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm
The Arts & Craft Room at Riderwood Village at Montgomery Station
3110 Gracefield Road
Silver Spring, MD

Kapitol Klowns March Meeting

The following message was sent by Bill Cliber, aka Doodle

Good Evening to all my red nose friends,

Hope everyone is enjoying the St. Patricks Day snow. I am emailing everyone to inform them that the March 18,2014 regular clown meeting has been cancelled due to the snow.

Everyone please keep your auction items for April regular meeting. Everyone please be safe out there there and see you all next month.

God Bless,

Hispanic Family Party Dec 17

Fay Lundin invites the members of the Kapitol Klowns to help entertain the guests at the Hispanic Family Party on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at the College Park United Methodist Church. (This is the same location as the Clown convention – Take exit 25B off the Beltway, merge south on Rt 1 Baltimore Ave, turn left at second left on Hollywood, the church is at the intersection of Hollywood and Rhode Island. )

They expect about 50 kids, and maybe 100 -150 people total. This is down from last year which was about 250! The party is from 6-8:30 pm. But it looks like they don’t expect entertainment till 7:20pm. All we expect is that the clowns will interact with the kids. There isn’t really formal entertainment. Family services provides pizzas for the kids. Santa is coming from the Fire Department. He speaks Spanish and English. All the kids speak English and many of the parents as well. Any questions, contact Fay Ludin []

Thanks for all your support on this as well as all the kind words about the church’s hosting the Clown Convention.

Kapitol Klowns Dinner – Update

There is a change in the club’s Holiday dinner – due to the alert of more snow for Tuesday, December 10th, the board has decided to CANCEL TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH.

Ted’s 355 was notified and they graciously allowed us to reschedule – please mark your calendars for the NEW HOLIDAY DINNER:

Monday, December 16th

Ted’s 355
895 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Md 20852

Also reminder about if you want to participate in the gift giving – limit $15.00.
If you plan on attending the dinner, please email Tighe Burke at

Special Love Holiday Party

Cancelled due to weather.
Check back to see if it gets rescheduled.

The Kapitol Klowns have been invited back to the Special Love Holiday Party on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Many of us have volunteered at their event in the past and hopefully, we will have another great group of clowns this year. Sir Toony will be serving as Boss Clown for the event, so please let him know if you are able to attend. Send Sir Toony an email at

Special Love Is a nonprofit organization that provides cancer families a network of support. Their annual holiday party is for the children who attended their Camp Fantastic and their immediate families.

Special Love Holiday Party
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Franconia/Springfield Fire House
6300 Beulah Street, Alexandria, VA

The Kapitol Klowns will be doing balloons, face painting, and other entertainment at the party for kids with cancer. In the past, we were allowed to eat lunch (Turkey and all the holiday fixings) before the event.

Directions to Franconia Fire House
6300 Beulah Street, Alexandria, VA

From Points North, Northwest, Northeast of DC:
Take the 495 beltway south to I-95 South toward Richmond
Take first set of exits, get on 644 East/Franconia Road
Take Franconia Road east approx. 2 miles to Beulah Street
Turn right on Beulah, fire house is one block on right – park in rear

From Points South, Southwest, Southeast of DC:
Take I-95 North to last exit before 495 beltway (Rt. 644/Franconia Rd)
Take 644 East/Franconia Rd exit, bear right on Franconia Rd
Take Franconia Road east approx. 2 miles to Beulah Street
Turn right on Beulah, fire house is one block on right – park in rear

Members of the Kapitol Klowns at the Special Love Holiday Party

Members of the Kapitol Klowns at the Special Love Holiday Party

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Parade Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

Kapitol Klowns in the 2012 City of Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade

Kapitol Klowns participating in a parade

The Kapitol Klowns will participate in the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade on Saturday, November 23, 2013. The parade begins at Ellsworth Drive and Veterans Place and proceeds South on Georgia Avenue, ending at Silver Spring Avenue. Start working on your parade prop now. Don’t forget LARGE, LIGHT, and LOGICAL.

Additional details for our line-up/prade position will be forthcoming.

Club Holiday Dinner

Rescheduled for Monday, December 16th!!!

Club Holiday Dinner
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
7:00 p.m.

TED’s 355 Diner
896 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD

Please join us for fun, games and food.
Each member and guest will be responsible to pay for their own dinner.
The gift exchange is a holiday highlight. Bring something only a clown would love!!!

Please email Tighe ( if you plan on coming to the dinner Tuesday December 10th at 7:00 pm.