Skeeter the clown shows Jazmin Berry a balancing trick with a peacock feather during her stop at Sarah Marley Elementary Monday. Skeeter was in town promoting next weeks Culpepper and Merriweather Circus which will have two shows at 5 and 7:30 p.m. on the empty lot on First Street and F Ave.
By Trisha Maldonado and Bruce Whetten
April 17, 2013
Douglas, Arizona--Skeeter the Clown made a visit to various Douglas schools on April 15.
While at Sarah Marley she showed the kindergarten and first graders how to color a coloring book using magic and she taught two students how to do a balancing act.
Skeeter will be one of the many clowns at the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus on April 23 which will have two shows at 5 and 7:30 p.m. at the empty lot on First Street and F Ave.
The event is being sponsored by the Douglas Chamber of Commerce.
Skeeter the Clown has been entertaining people for close to 30 years; 13 of which has been with Culpepper and Merriweather.
“This year is the 219th anniversary of the American circus as a whole,” Skeeter said. “We’re only 17 years younger than America itself. … We were out there entertaining people when we were wilderness, when we were territories, when we were post states and now states. Many people never saw electricity until the circus came through with their generators.”