Spring break for more than clowning around

    Let’s give a shout-out to the Mott Campus Clowns, a troupe of honors students from a Flint, Mich., community college, who are in Philadelphia this week for an “alternative spring break” to bring some cheer to the people who need it most. 

    Philadelphia may be an unlikely spring break destination with so many warm, sunny, party towns to tempt students southward. However, a group of students from Mott Community College in Flint, Mich., are in town this week to bring some happiness to people other than themselves.

    The students are part of the Mott Campus Clowns troupe, a performing clown group. As part of their work in a social diversity and civic engagement honors course at the college, they’re participating in an “alternative spring break.” Through March 18 they’ll take part in community service projects and make goodwill appearances at schools, churches, nursing homes and social service agencies. 

    You might have already seen the clowns in yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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