PHOTOS: Seafair Clowns visit Highland Park Elementary for 11th annual back-to-school-supplies event

Every fall, the Seafair Clowns and Stoneway Concrete visit a local school with much-needed supplies for students – and this year, their special stop happened this morning at Highland Park Elementary. They brought along some friends you might recognize from TV, politics, and law enforcement:

West Seattle’s own Officer Lumpy posed for our photographer with HP Elementary principal Chris Cronas and Stoneway’s Michelle Derington, who organized the extravaganza:

They brought 650 backpacks and expected to give away 500, with the remaining going to area foster children. Plus, they brought some other helpful supplies – tissue, copy paper, and, for the school’s greenhouse and garden, potting supplies:

Last year, the giveaway happened at West Seattle Elementary; in 2013, it was at Roxhill Elementary. Along with the clowns and Stoneway, more than 40 sponsors/donors made this year’s event possible.

3 Replies to "PHOTOS: Seafair Clowns visit Highland Park Elementary for 11th annual back-to-school-supplies event"

  • HPK Teacher September 21, 2015 (6:48 pm)

    I’m a teacher at Highland Park, and I just wanted to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to everyone involved–and especially to Stoneway Concrete. Our students were so excited, proud and grateful. Like many schools, we have families who aren’t able to contribute the school supplies students need, but this year all of us are starting the year ready and prepared to learn.

    Thank you!!

  • Bobber the Clown September 21, 2015 (7:13 pm)

    As I told all of the kids today, the only thing we ask in return is that they all study hard. That is all the thanks we need. What a great group of kids they all were and very well behaved.

  • Alkigirl September 21, 2015 (8:17 pm)

    OMG!!! David Rose and Jim I love you guys!!!

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