CLOWNING AROUND
WITH
TRIXY AND JO JO

515-277-9654

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www.singingtelegramsbytrixy.com


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ABOUT US

GRAMMY AMMY

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VICKY DOES SINGING TELEGRAMS-

THIS IS ONE OF HER CHARACTERS--GRAMMY AMMY.

JO JO

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JO JO HAS FUN TWISTING BALLOONS, DOING COMEDY  MAGIC,, BIRTHDAY PARADES,  AND HAVING FUN WITH THE KIDS AND ADULTS.

TRIXY

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IN ADDITION TO SINGING TELEGRAMS, TRIXY ENTERTAINS AGES 1-101  WITH BALLOON TWISTING, FACE PAINTING--WHOLE FACE OR CHEEK ART--HAND PUPPETS,  BIRTHDAY PARADES, ACTION SONGS, COMEDY MAGIC AND ORIGINAL SONGS--ORIGINAL WORDS TO A FAMILIAR TUNE,--FOR THE GUEST OF HONOR. .

JO JO AND TRIXY

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IF YOU HIRE BOTH TRIXY AND JO JO AT THE SAME TIME, THEIR INDIVIDUAL RATE GOES WAY DOWN AND BOTH CAN DO BALLOONS FOR A BIG FESTIVAL OR ONE CAN DO BALLOONS WHILE THE OTHER DOES FACE PAINTING.  

*YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED, JO JO HAS NOW REPLACED HIS BALD HEAD AND SIDE HAIR FOR A HAT.


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Hours

Mon

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tue

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wed

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thu

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fri

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sun

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

singingtelegramsbytrixy.com 515-277-9654

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Trixy the Clown

(Good at flirting and embarrassing the recipient)  I also give to all those I sing about or to, a bouquet of flowers made out of balloons.

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Grammy Ammy

(Old Fashioned version)

She smiles so sweet and gives a lot of unwanted advice!

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Grammy Ammy

(Modern Version)

She smiles so sweet and gives  a lot of unwanted advice.

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Gracie Gorilla

No matter which funny character you choose, the more funny stories you can tell me, the funnier the singing telegram will be.

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Gregory Gorilla

Original song -words are made from information you give me about the recipient.  I look over the info.,, decide on a theme and a tune that will be appropriate, and finally write the rhyming words.

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Vicky

For those who want a loving, serious song for someone special,

maybe on Mother's Day or Grandma's birthday, or on Valentine's Day for that special someone.


BALLOON TWISTING 515-277-9654

JO JO LOVES TO TWIST BALLOONS, ESPECIALLY INTO HATS!

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JO JO AND TRIXY CAN BOTH MAKE BALLOON CREATIONS--MANY, MANY MORE THAN YOU SEE HERE, SUCH AS A   RABBIT, HORSE, ALLIGATOR, SNAKE, . . .

"EYEBALL HATS" ARE A FAVORITE

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AND SO MANY HATS--LIKE THE PRETZEL HAT OR HEART HAT, THE HARD HAT, A FANCY HAT, A CRAZY HAT, A COLORFUL HAT, A HAT WITH AN ANIMAL ON TOP OF IT, A FLOWER HAT. . . 

"MONKEY ON A TREE" IS ANOTHER FAVORITE

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HOW ABOUT A GIRAFFE, AN ELEPHANT, A DOG, A CAT, A FISH, A BEAR,  A SWAN

SPIDER MAN

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WE CAN ALSO MAKE BATMAN, AN ALIEN, OTHER HEROES, MICKEY MOUSE, AND FOR THE GIRLS, A PRINCESS AND MINNIE MOUSE

LADY BUG

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AND OTHER SMALL CRITTERS LIKE  TURTLES, AND FROGS WITH EXTRA BIG HEADS, A BUTTERFLY, A MOUSE

MOTORCYCLE

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AND HOW ABOUT THINGS THAT AREN'T ALIVE, BESIDES HATS, LIKE A SWORD,  A SWORD BELT, A MAGIC WAND, AN AIRPLANE, A HEART, A LEASH FOR YOUR DOG, AND MORE

FACE PAINTING 515-277-9654 www.clowningaround.co

TRIXY, FACE PAINTING

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THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO MAKE BUTTERFLIES--HERE TRIXY IS PAINTING A MULTI-COLORED ONE  AND THEN SHE'LL ADD GLITTER, ETC.  SHE CAN ALSO MAKE SMALL BUTTERFLIES ON YOUR CHEEK.  SHE CAN ALSO MAKE CHEETAHS AND TIGERS AND HERO FACES AND PIRATES. . 

PRINCESS FACE

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WITH THIS PRINCESS FACE, YOU GET TO CHOOSE A JEWEL TO ADD TO THE CROWN.   JEWELS CAN ALSO BE ADDED TO FLOWERS ON YOUR FACE.  SHE ALSO PAINTS PRETTY DESIGNS, A DOG OR CAT  FACE, THE IOWA OR IOWA STATE LOGO . . 

DRAGON

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YOU CAN HAVE A DRAGON ON YOUR FACE OR YOUR ARM--THIS ONE SHE DID ON HER OWN LEG JUST TO SHOW YOU WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.  She can paint a large snake that winds around your face too, or down your arm., etc.

FLOWERS

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THIS  PICTURE AND THE NEXT PICTURE SHOW HOW YOU CAN HAVE FLOWERS ON YOUR FACE AND GO RIGHT DOWN YOUR NECK, BUT THIS TAKES EXTRA TIME.

MULTIPLE FLOWERS

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TRIXY HAS A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT FLOWERS YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM TO  PAINT ON YOUR CHEEK--ONE ON YOUR CHEEK, WITH LEAVES, DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TIME AT ALL.

OWL FACE

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OR HAVE A FUN FACE, LIKE THIS OWL.  IF YOU LOOK CLOSE, YOU CAN SEE HOW THE EYES OF THE OWL ARE ON THE EYELID OF THE PERSON--THIS CAN BE DONE WITH SCARY FACES TOO.

MAGIC & PUPPETS FOR KIDS & ADULTS

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COMEDY MAGIC

FOR KIDS

A magic show can be added to a birthday party--Either Jo Jo can do a short show or Trixy can do a longer one--these are geared for the younger kids.  They get to help Trixy or Jo Jo with some of the tricks.


FOR ADULTS ~

  • A comedy magic show is good for a women's church luncheon or at a women's monthly Bible study group, or for men and women's groups, using Christian comedy skits or tricks. 
  • Trixy and Jo Jo have done a  lot of walk-around comedy magic at retirement home special luncheons where they can split up and go table to table to entertain people.  Jo Jo has made a lot of balloon hats for people at their tables too.

 FARM ANIMAL PUPPETS FOR THE VERY YOUNG!


 "What do you find on a farm?" is a good one for the very young, all in a circle with Trixy.

One at a time, the kids name an animal and Trixy pulls it out of her bag.  She then asks them questions about the animal, like "What sound does a cow (or whatever) make?"  or "What do you think they eat?" etc.  The puppet is then passed around for all to feel and try on their hands and make it talk.  If there is more time, she may sing the "Old McDonald" song, with  each child holding a different animal and when it's their turn, repeat what that animal would say.

HAND PUPPETS SHOWS FOR OLDER ELEMENTARY KIDS~

  • RANDY AND RED TRY TO TELL A STORY (lots of interruptions from each other.  It could be a Bible story or a secular one.)
  • RANDY HAS THE HICUPS
  • NO PETS ALLOWED
  • TALKING DOG
  • SCARY RACOON

OTHER MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOS www.clowningaround.co

A Singing Telegram for More than One

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Dragon Mask

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Swans Create Heart--did you know swans have one partner for life!

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Singing Telegram for 40th B'day

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Panda Mask

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A Spider

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TESTIMONIALS & *MORE

From: 1. St. Jude Children's Hospital and 2. Brooke Hibbing (Des Moines, IA)


From:  St. Jude's Hospital

               Lori Wearmouth      

Nov. 21, 2011

Subject:  St. Jude Children's Hospital's Give Thanks Walk

To:  clowningaround@mchsi.com


I wanted to send a special Thank You to both of you for donating your time, balloons and talents at our St. Jude's walk this last weekend.  I was so impressed with your professionalism and your talents.  Without you, this walk would not have been as successful as it was.  It means the world to me that you would do this for us!!  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you so very much!!


I hope you'll consider doing this for us again next year.






FROM:  BROOKE HIBBING 

6/3/2019


Thank you for the wonderful singing telegram

you did for my friend Anthony!

Enclosed is a check for $----


Thanks again!

    Brooke Hibbing 

Des Moines, IA






From: Des Moines, IA. Fire Department

10/17/2007

To:  Vicky "Trixy" Garrett

Des Moines, IA


Dear Vicky,

Thank you for coming to our annual Fire Prevention Week Open House on Sunday, October 7th to help entertain our guests.  We sincerely appreciate you taking time from your weekend to assist us with our prevention efforts. 


 Your quality face painting was well received by our young visitors.


Our day was a success and we want to thank you for your contribution to this achievement.


Sincerely,

Rick L. Zimmerman

District Chief

Fire Prevention Bureau


From: Faith Lutheran Church Clive, IA


February 6, 2009

To Whom It May Concern:


I am writing to offer my highest recommendation for the entertainment provided by Trixy the Clown and her counterpart, Vicky Garrett.


On several occasions, I have had the opportunity to be a part of a group being entertained by Trixy the Clown.  A gently funny and delightful clown, her humor has been perfectly matched to each group.  She has a gift of bringing happiness and smiles and laughter to those of all generations..  I have seen her work with both children and adults, and she was a source of light and fun for all.


Vicky is a trusted and reliable woman.  I have worked with her  in many situations, and she has garnered the respect of many.  She is dependable in her manner, both personally and professionally.  I highly recommend her.


Sincerely,

Kala Zanoni

Office Manager

Faith Lutheran Church

From: Kristen

"Vicky, thank you so much for the Gracie Gorilla visit!!!  It was great!!!"

Kristen

From: Tiffany

"OMG thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Tiffany

* MORE INFO. ABOUT TRIXY & JO JO

Trixy & Jo Jo are members of

 World Clown Organization.

Trixy is also a member of 

Clowns of America International

 & Korn Patch Klowns in Des Moines, IA.


Trixy's been clowning professionally 

since 2001.

Jo Jo's been clowning professionally 

since 2011.

THANKS FOR CHECKING US OUT!!!

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