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Palmer Lions Club benefiting from Kelly-Miller Bros. Circus

Big top entertainment setting up in Palmer tomorrow morning
For anyone who ever thought of running away to join the circus, the opportunity is just around the corner.
The Kelly-Miller Bros. Circus will be raising its big top March 26, in Palmer. The circus group that’s been in the business for 70 years will feature a free public viewing at 9 a.m. for anyone wanting to watch the tent being assembled and raised.
The group will set up behind Palmer Elementary School and the big top will be raised by the company’s three Asian elephants; Lisa, Tracy and Becky.
With performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., the event is sponsored by and benefiting the Palmer Lions Club and will feature new acts the company has added for its 2008 line up.
New additions include:
• Upside down loop walk featuring a performer walking upside down while 40 feet in the air.
• Tony the Clown who works his magic both in the ring and with the audience.
• “Rola Bola” act, which has a performer turning on cylinders stacked high in the air.
• American Eskimo dog performance features displays of intelligence and abilities while the animals master complex tricks.
• Wheel of destiny –– a giant, double wheel with four performers that flip and jump in death defying acts of bravery.
• A crowd favorite features the Asian elephants performing tricks.
• Bareback riders bring a nostalgic feel to the circus with their tricks of acrobatics while balancing precariously on the backs of galloping horses.
• A diverse group from Kenya will perform feats of human acrobatics as they form pyramids and limbo their way across the ring.
• Guests will learn how to celebrate a wedding “circus style” as a trapeze performance of a traditional wedding in old Mexico is performed 30 feet in the air.
• A hula-hoop performer will attempt the near impossible with a multitude of flying and spinning hoops.
• A gravity defying loop trapeze artist will showcase a unique, aerial performance
• A new addition to the round up is a juggler that combines speed and style for a one of a kind show.
• Last but not least is a classic display of man versus beast as tigers show off their prowess with breath-taking feats of agility.
The circus is only in town for one day with advance tickets available at Jenny’s Café, Two Turtle Doves, Palmer Christian Child Care, Margo’s Market and Palmer Market.
Advance ticket prices are $9 for adults ($12 at the gate the day of the event) and $5 for children ($6 for children at the gate the day of the event).

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