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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Flushing residents watch Lisa the elephant raise the circus tent in Riverview Park Thursday morning


Ryan Garza The Flint Journal

Elephant handler Buckner Young sits with Lisa the elephant after helping raise the big top for the traveling Kelly Miller Circus at Riverview Park in Flushing on Thursday. The circus is in town for two shows Thursday that take place at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. each lasting about two hours.

By Sarah Schuch The Flint Journal

August 18, 2011

FLUSHING, Michigan — The traveling circus doesn't perform until this afternoon, but about 50 local residents got a show of a different kind this morning.
The elephants, camels and tigers were out for people to see, but the special treat was watching Lisa the elephant help pull up the poles on the 6,000-pound circus tent.

Ryan Garza The Flint Journal Jim Staley, of Flushing, and his grandson Owen Perry look at elephants as the Kelly Miller Circus sets up in Riverview Park in Flushing on Thursday.
"We came out to see the elephants. ... We didn't see them raise the tent before," said Ellen Hulet, 69. "How often do we see animals from the jungle. ... I think there is a kid in all of us."
This is the fifth year the Flushing Lions Club has hosted the Kelly Miller Circus in the city. The two shows Thursday take place at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. each lasting about two read more: http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/08/flushing_residents_watch_eleph.html

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