Tickets available for circus to benefit Masonic Lodge
Local residents will have the opportunity to see a circus under a "big top" tent Aug. 3, when the Kelly Miller Circus comes to town. It will set up on Ballfields 1 and 2 on the north side of West Pioneer Trail.
Performance times are 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Presale tickets will be available at $10 for adults and $6 for children, while same-day tickets will cost $15 and $7, respectively.
Adult tickets are for residents 12 years and older, while children tickets are for those at least 2 years old.
The circus is a fundraiser for W.K. Ricksecker Masonic Lodge No. 606 across the street from the event site.
Presale ticket sites are Mantua Feed and Grain on Route 43 across from Aurora Farms Premium Outlets, Zeppe's Pizza, Doogan's, Richner's Hardware on the square in Twinsburg and Bell Station on Route 306 in South Russell.
They also can be purchased at www.auroramasoniclodge.com and more information about the circus is available there.
A coloring contest in association with the circus will take place, with winners receiving tickets to Wildwater Kingdom.
The Kelly Miller Circus was begun in 1938 by Obert Miller and his sons, Kelly and Dory, and initially was known as the Al G. Kelly Miller Brothers Circus.
John Ringling North II, a member of the Ringling brothers circus family, took over the operation in 2007. It is based out of Hugo, Okla.
The show travels with a fleet of 25 vehicles and requires an area of about 90,000 square feet to set up on. The big top tent has a capacity of 1,500 and is 120 by 130 feet and 40 feet high.
The tent will be set up the morning of the performances and removed immediately after the final show.
Returning acts this year are juggler Raul Olivares, Australian aerialist Nikita, fire eater Brian LaPalme, Casey McCoy's Tigers and the Silk Road camels.
New are rope spinner Joel Falk, Fridman Torales' loop walk, the Bollywood Dancers, Lyra Aerial Ballet, Caroline Rice's dog and pony review and Brian LaPalme's protege Jeremiah Cook.