Today’s Columbus Dispatch includes a story about Carlo Corral (in photo at right), the children’s pastor and Hispanic church planter at the Southwest Grace Brethren Church in Grove City, Ohio. To read the complete story, click here.
Bilingual clown translates as funny
Even in a parking lot, Chulo the Clown can create magic.
With a few dance moves, twists of balloons and a merry monologue, he entranced a group of children huddled on a West Side bench on a recent chilly day.
But Chulo — whose real name is Carlo Corral — has another weapon at his disposal, as he demonstrated at a recent birthday party for 7-year-old Mauro Sanchez-Hernandez.
“Feliz cumpleanos!” (“Happy birthday!”) Chulo yelled to the delighted Mauro, who speaks Spanish as well as English.
For central Ohio’s growing Latino population, Chulo — one of the few known bilingual clowns in the area — offers a way to entertain kids without sacrificing language.
To read the rest of the story and watch video of Chulo performing, click here.