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Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Piccadilly Circus Arrives in St. Charles
By Ted Schnell
from: stcharles-il.patch
August 13, 2012
Circus workers are hard at it now, setting up their tents and other equipment at the Kane County Fairgrounds on St. Charles’ West Side. Twice-daily performances run Wednesday through Friday, with three performances per day on Saturday and Sunday.


A dromedary, or camel, sips drops of water as they stream down from the top of the menagerie tent for the Piccadilly Circus, which is setting up at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. Credit: Ted Schnell

Trucks hauling gear and animals for Piccadilly Circus began arriving Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. Circus crews will work Monday and Tuesday to set up. Performances are scheduled Wednesday through Sunday. Credit: Ted Schnell

Piccadilly Circus workers unload the gear they will need Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. Circus crews will work Monday and Tuesday to set up. Performances are scheduled Wednesday through Sunday. Credit: Ted Schnell

Llamas, goats, dromedaries, a zebra and other animals seem to enjoy getting out in the air, sheltered from the rain by the menageries tent for Piccadilly Circus in the later afternoon Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. Credit: Ted Schnell

Piccadilly Circus crews use the jackhammer attachment on a Bobcat to drive in the stakes needed to support the big top they are working to erect for Piccadilly Circus at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. Credit: Ted Schnell
 
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It’s a wet, dreary day in St. Charles made all the more miserable if you have to work outdoors. But the crew with Florida-based Piccadilly Circus were undaunted by the rain and hard at work Monday afternoon, beginning to set up the first of their tents after a 200-mile overnight trip.
for more pictures and the full story--go to--
http://stcharles-il.patch.com/articles/piccadilly-circus-arrives-in-st-charles#photo-11010921

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