A couple of clowns
Carlee and Charlie — clowns from the Kelly Miller Circus — performed for the students at Weinert last Thursday to promote the circus that will come to town on March 21. The circus is being hosted by the five area Lions Clubs as a fundraiser to build a playscape for children with special needs
Felicia Frazar Seguin Gazette
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A duo of clowns made their way to Weinert Elementary on Thursday.
The pair — Carlee and Charlie — juggled and joked, keeping the kids laughing while telling them about the big top circus that will be coming to town.
On March 21 at the Kelly Miller Circus will put up its big tent at the corner of Boenig and Nelda streets, said Noon Lions Club member Michael Wilson.
“The Kelly Miller Circus is 76 years old, they are one of the oldest small-town circuses and they will only be here for that day,” he said. “It’s a two-hour live show, including all of the things you can think of about a circus. There will be two performances — 4:30 and 7:30.”
The circus is sure to entertain with just about everything that you would expect to see under the big tent, Wilson said.
“They have got three live elephants, four camels, six horses, seven performing dogs, some of the funniest clowns in the country,” he said. “They have got an aerialist, a world famous juggler. The aerialist was the same aerialist that was featured in the movie ‘Water For Elephants.’”
Wilson added that it is a great environment for all families.
“It is classic family fun,” he said. “The experience that the families will be able to enjoy at this circus is more like the experience they might have enjoyed back in the ‘50s and ‘60s or ‘40s and ‘50s even. They don’t have skimpy uniforms and they don’t have jokes that might not be to tasteful.”