The Kelly Miller Circus is returning to Shepherd on March 25 for two shows. The circus will feature several animals, acrobats, clowns and other family attractions. Advance discount tickets are available from several area businesses.
By MELECIO FRANCO
February 23, 2013
The Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Shepherd on March 25 for one night and will feature elephants, acrobats, clowns and other family entertainment.
The event is sponsored by the Greater Shepherd Chamber of Commerce. The circus comes to town every two years, according to Yvonne Ryba, secretary for the chamber.
This year’s event will feature two shows with the first one starting at 4:30 p.m. and the second at 7:30 p.m.
“In the morning, you can watch the elephants put up the big top tent,” said Ryba. “It’s a real old-fashion type of circus. They will have acrobats, clowns and jugglers.”
The circus will be set up in the area adjacent to the Shepherd Community Center.
According to the Kelly Miller Circus website, the circus was started in 1938. They travel across the United States and Canada performing.
“It is also a good deal for parents and grandparents wishing to bring their youngsters to this special event,” said Ryba.
The chamber will be selling tickets in advance of the event at discounted prices. They will be available for sale at First State Bank, People’s Bank, McClain’s Food Market,
The Grill on 59, Paradise Gardens in Coldspring and Brookshire Brothers.
Advance tickets are on sale for $10 for adults and $6 for children. On the day of the event, tickets will cost $15 for adults and $7 for children.
“It’s well worth getting the tickets in advance,” said Ryba. “It’s only a one-day event. There will be elephants, tigers, horses and a performing dog that is really clever.”
Ryba explained that the event not only brings family entertainment to the community but is also a fundraiser for the chamber. The money raised from the advance ticket sales will be used by the chamber to award scholarships to seniors at Shepherd High School.
“We gave away three scholarships last year, but we would like to do more this year,” she said.
Ryba invites the community to attend the event for fun and to support area students.