2015 Distinguished Clown Corps
only have to look at the faces of the children to know when the Distinguished
Clowns are coming down Woodward Avenue! They truly are a Parade favorite and
shining jewel throughout the season. Their colorful costumes and perfectly
painted faces bringing smiles and memories to millions is the true message of
giving back to the community.
2015 America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van marks the 32nd Anniversary
of the Distinguished Clown Corps. It all began with business leaders Tom Adams,
then chief executive of Campbell-Ewald, and Walter McCarthy, then chief
executive of Detroit Edison, who served as the spark in creating a way for
leadership to become personally involved with The Parade Company. For three
decades over 2,000 clowns have touched the hearts of millions as they make
their annual appearance – passing out the cherished beads and smiles that
create magic and memories for so many.
Distinguished Clown Corps is active throughout the year, holding committee
meetings, speaking engagements and attending The Ford Fireworks Rooftop Party.
During the fall, all members of the Corps are invited to events leading up to
The Parade, including the Preview Party and VIP Pancake Breakfast. Each
September, the Clown Corps committee also hosts its annual Distinguished Grand
Jester’s Reception to kick-off parade season with all veteran clowns and
potential new members.
more information on becoming a Distinguished Clown, please contact CarolAnn
Barbb, firstname.lastname@example.org or