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Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Old-Fashioned Big Top Circus Coming


Klark Byrd
Published: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010


SIDNEY – The last day for low-priced advanced tickets to an old-fashioned big top circus on Aug. 11 is today, according to circus sponsor Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce. The circus is slated for two performances, 5 and 7:30 p.m., in Legion Park near the T-ball fields.
The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, a one-ring, big top venue, has been featured on National Geographic’s “Explorer TV” series, “Entertainment Tonight”, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Arizona Highways magazine. Most recently, a Nickelodeon special on “Nick News Program” featured the circus, that has also been featured on the A&E Special: “Under the Big Top”.
Between 9:30 and 10 a.m., the circus welcomes bystanders to watch the raising of the Big Top, and will offer a free tour. Facts about performers, the history of the show and different species of animals will be discussed on the tour.
“In this presentation, we will also address topics such as hygiene, grooming and the veterinary care all of our animals receive,” the circus stated in a press release.
On circus day, performers bring the magic of the circus to life in each 90-minute show. This year’s lineup includes an all-star group of performers and entertainers. Advance tickets, offered at a lower price than same day at-gate tickets, are available at any Cheyenne County bank, The Hangar in Gurley, The Coffee Corner, The Insurance Store and the chamber office.
For more information, contact the chamber at 308-254-5851.

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