THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO MY TWIN BROTHER, BILL DYKES (1943-1995). WE WERE NOT ONLY BROTHERS BUT PARTNERS IN BUSINESS AND BEST FRIENDS!AND TO ALL THE "BUTCHERS" THAT HAVE PASSED ON TO THE BIG LOT IN THE SKY!
From: delrionewsherald.com By Pete Terlaje September 8, 2013
Even if you’ve seen the Shrine Circus before, Monday’s performance guarantees you’ll see something you’ve never seen before.
When the world famous three-ringed 2013 Shrine Circus comes to life Monday at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds, it will do so with Michelle Audrey as ringmistress. She is currently one of only three known ringmistresses in the circus world.
8 Valley residents injured in Missouri traveling circus crash
Osorio family acrobats From: valleycentral.com by Action 4 News Staff 09.07.2013 Harlingen residents were injured on a Moberly, Mo. highway after another man rear-ended them in the vehicle he was driving.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the eight people involved in the accident, including a teenager, are from Harlingen.
The accident happened on a U.S. 24 around 11:00 p.m. on Thursday.
Ruben Osorio The eight people were traveling with a caravan of Whirling Brothers circus performers, according to CBS St. Louis (KMOX).
The eight Harlingen residents were transported by ambulances to local hospitals after sustaining moderate to minor injuries in the crash.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, no safety restraints were worn by the eight Harlingen residents.
They were traveling about 45 MPH when the accident happened.
The other driver involved sustained minor injuries after the vehicle he was driving came to a rest in a ditch.
Circus to give free tickets to Cleveland students with perfect school attendance
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus will give free tickets next month to students in the Cleveland school district who have perfect attendance. (Courtesy of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus) From: cleveland.com By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer September 07, 2013 CLEVELAND, Ohio – Perfect attendance in the Cleveland school district this fall will earn students a free ticket to the circus.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will give a free ticket to an upcoming show at Quicken Loans Arena to any student that has perfect attendance from the start of school Aug. 19 through Oct. 14.
The offer is open to up to 20,000 students from kindergarten through sixth grade attending any Cleveland Municipal School District school. It does not include tickets for parents to go with their children.
“It’s important to get students in a routine of regular attendance at the beginning of the school year,” Michelle Pierre-Farid, the district’s chief academic officer, said in an announcement of the reward. “When you do this, you find that they maintain a good attendance record the rest of the year.”
“The incentive of a free seat at the Greatest Show On Earth is attractive to both students and their parents, and will help keep students in their seats as we begin the school year,” she continued.
Tickets will be good for performances of the Built to Amaze! circus at Quicken Loans Arena on Oct.23 to 27.
John McCauley a publicist working for the circus said its owners regularly try to offer promotions that help non-profits or civic groups in cities where the circus travels. In the past, he said, it has offered tickets in return for donations to food banks but chose the school district this year.
Trenidy Lewis hammers a stake while setting up a tent in preparation for the Utah State Fair at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. The fair runs Sept. 5-15. Laura Seitz, Desert News
By Emilee Eagar, Deseret News
Wednesday, Sept. 4 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — Booths and carnival rides came to rest in their designated areas. Food carts rolled in, and pens were set up for animals.
"After 158 years, it's still a completely new fair every year," said Judy Duncombe, director of the Utah State Fair.
Duncombe said the variety comes largely from Utahns' participation in events such as the Living Arts exhibit, where people enter their jam, photographs and knit items. It's one of her favorite events of the fair.
“I’m just amazed at the talent of the people of the state of Utah," Duncombe said.
Among this year's highlights is the return of the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show and the state fair debut of Great American Duck Racing, she said.
"We've had racing pigs (and) we've had racing goats, but this is the first time we've had racing ducks," Duncombe said. "I'm looking forward to seeing that show and having people enjoy that."
2013 Western Fair Mike Maloney London Community News ByMike Maloney Sept. 7, 2013 Fall fairs can be found scattered across the countryside throughout September and October but southwestern Ontario’s biggest and best — London’s Western Fair — opened its gates to the public on Friday (Sept. 6).
Celebrating 138 years of tradition, fair organizers welcomed representatives from the Forest City’s "red ribbon" champion teams — the London Nationals, Knights and Lightning — to perform the ceremonial bell ringing to officially kick-off the 2013 edition of the fair.
Later in the evening, the first of a week-long procession of performers, the band Hanson took over the main stage, filling the air with their pop-rock sound to the delight of a very appreciative crowd.
Open daily Sept 6-15, a full list of attractions and schedule of events can be found at www.westernfairdistrict.com.
Garland Parnell. a great showman and good friend.
Lived in Gibsonton and was a fixture for years on
the Canadian A Circuit of Fairs and on The Royal American Shows.
Also at The Florida State Fair.
He was more than just an Organ Grinder--his monkeys
did an act on the midway.
In later years Bea Fee was his partner.
Bob and Doris Earl.
Later owned Roberts Bros Circus
"GREAT CIRCUS FOLKS AND GOOD FRIENDS"
September 5, 2013 Hi Dick: Joe had a great surprise birthday party, partly because of your help.. Could you do one more thing. Put out a message from Joe thanking the almost 55 people, all across the USA, that sent him a birthday card. He will try to answer all of them. Thanks....Joe Sr. and Bill