On Children's Day, we usually perform programs in the Children's wards of several local hospitals. Last year we took our clowning/singing team to three hospitals, The Mennonite Christian Hospital, The Tsu Chi Buddhist Hospital and the City Government hospital. Here we sang songs, clowned and ballooned, all activities designed to make it a special day for the kids.
For our children's day activities this year our team of clowns visited the Veterans Hospital in Taipei. One of the couples who work with us, Fran and Claire, get their whole family of kids, ages 3 to 17, all in on the act, dressing as clowns as well. All in all, they had over 100 kids laughing and enjoying themselves. And not to be left out were all the kids in the wards who couldn't make it to the show, but who we visited individually so they wouldn't feel left out. This particular show ended up being featured in the national news and 3 national Taiwanese newspapers.