Heading to the Coast for Clown Bread!
A bunch of guys in Astoria, Oregon like to clown around. A lot. As a matter of fact, they are called the Astoria Clowns. They’re a non-profit organization with a single goal: to put smiles on faces.
Photo by Astoria Clowns
The Astoria Clowns were formed in 1955 by the Chamber of Commerce Retail Merchants Committee, with Sam Yockey as chairman. They entered the Lewis & Clark Sesquicentennial Regatta parade. The idea originated with Charles DeFoe, secretary of the Astoria Chamber of Commerce.
For the past four decades, the clowns have been making CLOWN BREAD. It’s French bread with a secret sauce, and either crab or shrimp on it. They sell it at the Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival and that serves as their only fundraiser of the year, and people come from miles away to have some every year.
Photo by Veronica Carter