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Thursday, November 25, 2010

EVANSVILLE SHRINE CIRCUS SET-UP PICTURES
ROBERTS STADIUM, EVANSVILLE, INDIANA
Photo by Bob Gwaltney
Keith Bannister, is light director and assistant floor manager for the Hadi Shrine Circus and sometimes a performer. He was setting up the mirrored ball on Monday. Banister comes from a circus family and has spent everyone of his Thanksgivings in Evansville for the circus. “I grew up in this building,” say Bannister as he reminisces about the Stadium.

Photo by Bob Gwaltney
On Monday evening, Nov. 22, 2010, Jason Gardner of Evansville cleaned the mirrored ball that will hang from the center of the Hadi Shrine Circus at Roberts Stadium. For the last 10 years Gardner has worked with the circus during the time it comes to town.
Photo by Molly Bartels
Shane Hansen, an aerial rigger and performer, practices juggling the rings in preparation for the Hadi Shrine Circus at Roberts Stadium in Evansville on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. The circus begins Thanksgiving day and runs through Sunday. Hansen, like many of the performers, does several acts with his wife and daughters.

Photo by Molly Bartels
Riggers and performers set up for the Hadi Shrine Circus at Roberts Stadium in Evansville on Tuesday, November 23, 2010.

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