Violet The Clown Proclaimed Official Hugger of Napa!

(but not an April Fools' trick, really!)

April 1, 2010, Napa, CA -- Violet The Clown was proclaimed the 2010 Official Hugger of the City of Napa by Mayor Jill Techel in a stirring ceremony involving people wearing red clown noses at City Hall, it was revealed today. No wardrobe malfunctions, political scandals, or controversies of any kind were noted, either, making it also a red-letter day in California politics.

Violet The Clown is a popular entertainer in the Northern California area for parties, gatherings, and parades, and may be contacted through her website at

All Photos Copyright © Herman Soon 2010

Pictured above (L-R): Susan Heims of The Yountville Veterans' Home, Sandy Clarke of The American Cancer Society, Napa Mayor Jill Techel, Violet The Clown,
Katie Rubin of the Volunteer Center, and Suzy Jordan of Special Olympics who all attended a ceremony today honoring Violet The Clown as "Napa's Official Hugger".

These women represent some of the organizations Violet has volunteered for.