Circus under the big top Wednesday, Thursday
By The Daily Journal
June 22, 2010
It’s that time of year when the Birak Club Shrine Circus comes to Fergus Falls, MN.
This year the performances will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on both Wednesday, June 23, and Thursday, June 24, at the Ice Arena on the West Otter Tail County Fairgrounds.
Proceeds will benefit the Zuhrah Temple, Birak Shrine Club.
The George Carden International Circus features Karoly Zeman who was enrolled in the Hungarian Circus School. After one year of schooling, he started performing with a flying trapeze troupe. The main circus acts, along with Aerial Artistry, include BMX Bicycle, Bruno’s Tigers, Princess Elayne, Ringmaster and Elephants, to name a few.
George Carden Circus travels over 40,000 miles each year in the United States and Canada. Over the years the season has lasted up to 42 weeks, during which time the circus has two units on the road. They pride themselves in offering what they term as “the finest in family entertainment.”
As in prior years, Allen Haiby of the Fergus Falls Birak Shrine Club is busy, along with other club members, is preparing the fairgrounds Ice Arena building for the upcoming performances.
“We don’t have to worry about rain and we won’t have the discomfort of mosquitoes,” said Haiby, who spent Monday evening helping to clean the facility at the West Otter Tail County Fairgrounds.