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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Circus stopping in county for 2 shows
(with photo gallery)


Tigers and zebras and clowns, oh my! Exotic animals stampeded into Pinckney Wednesday morning with the opening of the Kelly-Miller Circus. The event is set up on the fields near St. Mary's Catholic Church on Dexter-Pinckney Road. Photo by ALAN WARD / DAILY PRESS & ARGUS
Written by Amanda Whitesell, DAILY PRESS & ARGUSfrom:  livingstondaily.com
Aug. 14, 2012 
Elephants, tigers and camels. Oh, my.
Family members — young and old — will be enchanted under the old-fashioned big top this week as the Kelly Miller Circus rolls into Livingston County to perform at two sites.
The Oklahoma-based company will present shows at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10601 Dexter-Pinckney Road, south of M-36 in Putnam Township, and at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday at Fowlerville High School, 700 N. Grand Ave. in Fowlerville.

Rebecca Ostroff giving a set-up tour.
"It's a good, wholesome family activity that our community definitely needs," said Rebecca Keiser, director of religious education and youth ministry at St. Mary Catholic Church, the sponsor of Wednesday's performances.
The Kelly Miller Circus has been on the road since 1938 and will perform shows in 217 locations this year, according to General Manager Jim Royal.
This year will mark the Fowlerville Rotary's second time sponsoring the circus, but it won't be held at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds in Handy Township, as it last was in 2010.

Easyriders Rodeo, which brings thousands of motorcyclists to the Fowlerville area each year, will be hosted at the venue this weekend, which wouldn't make for a "family-friendly" circus, said Steve MacDermaid, past president of the Fowlerville Rotary.
Sponsor organizations receive a percentage of each ticket sold, with presale tickets allotting sponsors a higher percentage, Royal said.
 
 
 
Jessica Sweeny, left, and Chloe Crockett, age 11, purchase tickets for the Kelly-Miller Circus Wednesday morning in Pinckney.
 Photo by ALAN WARD / DAILY PRESS & ARGUS
 
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   SPectators cover their ears against the clanging ring of a post driving hammer used by Kelly-Miller Circus staff to drive tent poles around the cricumference of the big top tent Wednesday morning.
Photo by ALAN WARD / DAILY PRESS & ARGUS

read more:
http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20120814/NEWS01/208140312/Circus-stopping-in-county-for-2-shows

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