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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

CULPEPPER & MERRIWEATHER CIRCUS DATE


Simone Dykes

Farber set for circus on April 30


Thanks to the sponsorship of the Farber Evening Lions Club, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, “America’s Favorite Big Top Circus” is visiting Farber on Friday, April 30. The event will be held at Sportsman’s Park with showtiimes of 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. A percentage of the proceeds raised will be donated to Vandalia Area Play Care.The circus visited Farber for the first time ever in 2008, with between 750-850 in attendance.The event gave area residents a chance to take a ride on African elephants and see a variety of acts. Those included tigers and lions performing tricks, Miss Samone on the trapeze, Miss Paulette and her feathered pets, clowns, the Arlise Troupe, and much more. It also featured the original music of Los Angeles composer Matt Marguci. It is the only tent circus that uses an original music score.A free tour and tent raising will be held between 9:30-10 a.m. This presentation offers a unique opportunity for families, schools, and interested community members to meet and learn all about the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus family and includes a walking tour of the circus grounds. Those attending will learn in -teresting facts about the performers, the history of our show and the different species of animals in our Circus Family. In this presentation the group will also address topics such as hygiene, grooming and the veterinary care all of their animals.Tickets paid for in advance cost $9 for adults and $6 for children ages 2-12. On circus day, adult tickets cost $12 and children tickets cost $7.Ticket outlets include the United Credit Union in Vandalia, Hickman’s IGA, First National Bank, Martinsburg Bank, Vandalia Barber Shop, Shelter Insurance, Platinum Touch, Vandalia Play Care, Goodwin’s Groceries, Farber Library, and Farber Fire Department.For more information on the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, visit http://www.cmcircus.com/.Tickets may also be purchased by credit card at 866-BIG-TOP6.

2 comments:

  1. My family and I went the the circus in Farber in 2008 and really enjoyed it. So we went again on April 30th. It turned out to be a horrible day for the cirus because of the rain, but my kids still enjoyed it. I am sure that it costs a lot of money to get a new tent, but it leaks really bad. It seemed like a lot of the acts weren't there either. Has the economy taken a big hit on the cirus? I hope that they can build the circus back up and be successful. I know that they have had problems with animals too.

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  2. They now have a brand new tent!

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