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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

POWERS GREAT AMERICAN MIDWAYS AT APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL



Food Lion Apple Blossom Carnival/Powers Great American Midways
Fun for the entire family, the Apple Blossom Carnival, produced by Powers Great American Midways, Inc. and presented by Food Lion features over 30 carnival rides along with food and games.
The Carnival and Midway open Tuesday, April 28th and continues through Sunday, May 3rd. Purchase 12 advance tickets for $20.00. The carnival is located off of Valley Avenue behind Ward’s Plaza.
CARNIVAL SCHEDULE
TUE – THUR: 5 PM - 11 PM
FRI: 2 PM - 11 PM
SAT: 12 PM - 11 PM
SUN: 12 PM - 9 PM

COLE BROS AT APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL



A cast of over one hundred performers and animals will delight and entertain you through seven performances at the Apple Blossom Mall on:
SATURDAY, May 2nd 10 a.m., 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, May 3rd 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
On the 121st anniversary of Cole Bros. Circus founder W.W. Cole’s first show business venture, “Cole’s Colossal Amusements,” Cole Brothers Circus, Inc. introduces The New Cole Bros. Circus. Cole Bros. purchased the assets of the Clyde Beatty Circus in 1956, and toured as Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus from 1957 through 2003.
The “New” in The New Cole Bros. Circus signifies more than just a name change. One of the great strengths of a circus under the Big Top–the Real Circus, we say–is the proximity of the public to the performers. The audience is right there, part of the scenery and part of the action. Food and non-alcoholic drinks may be purchased from Circus vendors.

APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL--WINCHESTER, VA

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FROM HARTLAND SMITH:


Monday, April 27, 2009

NEW BOOK BY DION YOUNGER

I just received an e-mail from the author and thought I'd pass this along to you,
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MILLS BROS CIRCUS 1965 PART 2 (FROM JIM ELLIOTT)

Let's see how many of you "Old Timers" out there can identify these performers!


I know this One!






Hat's Off to Jim Elliott for sharing these fotos.
And Guess what?
There's more to come!





MILLS BROS CIRCUS 1965 PART 2 (FROM JIM ELLIOTT)

















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