Al & Giggles
Albin “Big Al" PELSKI
Albin "Big AI" Pelski graduated from Toby's Clown School
1994. That year he also began as an "Elvis" performer.
Together with his wife and clown partner "Giggles', he has
been busy ever since. His favorite events are charity fund
raisers. They give him a warm fuzzy feeling. He is a Past
President of Toby's Clown Alley and a recipient of the "Red
Nose Award", together with "Giggles" in 2002.
currently President of Toby's Clown Foundation. Under his
administration the new Toby's American Clown Museum
and Library has been completed and two murals, one called "Toby's
First Class" and the other called "The Art of
Clowning" are done. The Foundation enjoys a wonderful
partnership with the Lake Placid Mural Society and will
always be an attraction to visitors to the area.
School, a registered name well known locally as well as
nationwide, attracts clown wannabes from all over for the
several yearly classes. To date over fifteen hundred have
graduated from Toby's Clown School. "Big AI" has put
together a teaching staff of twelve clown specialists to
ensure a quality class. He has survived open heart surgery,
rheumatoid arthritis and prostate cancer. He believes his
clowning is what keeps him going and vows to never stop
clowning til he can't anymore.
SANDY “GIGGLES" PELSKI
Sandy "Giggles" Pelski started clowning in Toby's first
class in February of 1993. She has been a nurse all her life.
She returned to college to advance her degree in 1995. She
enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, sewing, stained glass,
beading and antiquing. She is a member of COAl, SECA,
WCA, Toby's Clown Alley and Toby's Clown Foundation. She
has been President of Toby's Clown Alley and won the
alley's "Red Nose Award" (equal the clown of the year)
She thoroughly enjoys performing skits with her
husband and clown partner Albin "Big AI", and together
have won several medals in competition. She's always
enthusiastic and spreads smiles and laughter everywhere
she goes. She loves to do walkarounds at country fairs and
festivals because the response she gets from young and old
alike, make her feel good inside to know that's the best
medicine for all involved. Giggles is a creative face painter
and airbrush artist and is on the teaching staff of Toby's
Clown School. She specializes in birthday parties for all
Her motto is "Smiles always spread warmth and
happiness and the twinkle in the eyes of a child as I
approach them and work with them, make my day."