• Seafair Clowns holding special J.P. Patches Torchlight tribute


    SEATTLE - The Seafair Clowns will hold a special tribute to Chris Wedes at this Saturday's Torchlight Spectacular and Torchlight Parade.


    The "moment of laughter" in honor of the man who played J.P. Patches for decades on KIRO 7 will take place at the Fisher Pavillion lawn stage at 4:30 p.m.


    The Seafair Clowns will also be paying tribute to Wedes in their parade appearance with banners.


    Wedes passed away Sunday from a long illness.


    Watch the parade Saturday evening on KIRO 7 and kirotv.com.

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