Everybody loves Pickles


As Pickles the Clown, Mary Kraynik specializes in face-painting and balloon animals. But as Mary Kraynik, she also weaves sparkly "fairy hair."

Pickles revealed!

Pickles the Clown and Company has been entertaining children of all ages for over 20 years. During those years, she entertained both kids and adults at birthday parties, company picnics, special events, school functions and a regular part of Stateline Chambers Business Expo (Ro-Ro).

Mary Kraynik of Roscoe is the brightly colored clown behind the make-up. Her distinctive purple hair and red polka dot dress are her trademark. She specializes in face-painting, making balloon animals, and hugs.

“Pickles has slowed down,” Kraynik said. “COVID came along. It cut my business in half. It has been difficult to interact. Kids always want to hug Pickles.”

Kraynik, as Pickles, plans to continue entertaining; however, she is transitioning into something new. “Put’n on the Glitz.” The new entertainment venture - minus the costume – involves weaving sparkly strands of artificial hair into natural hair, creating “Fairy Hair.” “It lasts three to four months and can be washed, curled and styled. “It’s fun for kid's parties and ladies nights out.”

In her spare time, Kraynik plans to get involved with volunteering and giving back to the community.

Her philosophy: “A smile makes the day a whole lot brighter….Share one of yours.”

Follow her on Facebook or call 815-623-3692 for more information about Pickles the Clown and “Put’n on the Glitz.”

Pickles the Clown, shown here with Martha Talley and sporting purple hair and a colorful costume, has been entertaining children and adults in the community for over two decades. Pickles, otherwise known as Mary Kraynik, continues to be a staple in area entertainment, but has started a new venture: Put'n on the Glitz.

Mary Kraynik is the person behind Pickles the Clown, a familiar face in the Rockton-Roscoe area. She is adding "Put'n on the Glitz" to her entertainment venue.

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