Shrine Circus at Corn Palace next week
The Shrine Circus is once again the “greatest show in town” starting with a 7 p.m. Monday performance at the Corn Palace in Mitchell
A bengal tiger looks at its trainer during an act at the 2011 Shire Circus at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. (Chris Huber/Republic)
from: The Mitchell,SD Daily Republic
By: Anna Jauhola
Published April 26, 2012
The Shrine Circus is once again the “greatest show in town” starting with a 7 p.m. Monday performance at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
The circus will also have performances Tuesday and Wednesday at 4:30 and 7 p.m. each day.
Tickets went on sale March 26. Sales are going well and are similar to other years, said Mark Schilling, director of the Corn Palace.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $13 for reserved seating.
To get tickets, visit the Corn Palace box office or go online at www.cornpalace.com.
This year’s circus will have some different acts, a ringmaster as opposed to a ringmistress, and the same family friendly atmosphere, said Steve Morgan, Corn Palace Shrine Club member in charge of ticket sales. In addition to elephants, tigers and clowns, each child in attendance has the chance to win a bike during every performance.
“We’ll pick one boy and one girl at random for each performance,” Morgan said. The Shrine Club has partnered with Mitchell Telecom to provide gift cards to Walmart for the bikes, he said. He added that the club is debating how to announce winners each night, but will either choose a random seat number or shine a spotlight on a random child. “This is our one and only fundraiser for the club,” Morgan said. The money the club raises goes toward its building fund and the El Riad Shrine building fund, and helps transport children to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Omaha, Minneapolis and Chicago, among other things, Morgan said.