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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Kelly Miller Circus sets up shop in Chester Township (with videos)
By Cassandra Shofar
CShofar@News-Herald.com
Published: Sunday, July 31, 2011
The eyes of Jackson Sturtevant and his friend David Skovira lit with excitement as they watched an acrobat sail across the ceiling Saturday afternoon at the Kelly Miller Circus in Chester Township.

It was the first time the two boys from Mayfield Heights had ever been to the circus, which sets up shop in Chester almost every year.

"The guy changing his pants was awkward," Jackson said.

"And some of the tricks were unexpected."

David's mom, Emma Skovira, said this was her first time at the Kelly Miller Circus as well.

"It's a lot of fun," she said. "The dogs were cute and the elephant rides were fun."

The one-ring circus was intimately set close to its audience on the grounds of West Geauga Middle School, making its performances up close and personal.



"We just moved here from Illinois and this is a better circus than they ever had back there," said Nikki Schafman, who brought her 5-year-old son, Ayden, and her mother, Carol, along.

"My son rode the elephant here. He never would at the other (circuses)," Schafman said.
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