Skeeter the clown, center, will be visiting Mapleton on Tuesday, Aug. 13, to get residents about the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus coming to the community on Sunday, Aug. 18. Above, Skeeter entertains students at an elementary school.
July 31, 2013
Mapleton, Iowa---The Culpepper & Merriweather (C&M) Circus, America’s Favorite Big Top Circus, is coming to Mapleton on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Mapleton Soccer Fields (on the west edge of town) with two scheduled performances at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
In its 28th season, C&M Circus has become internationally known for quality family entertainment. This authentic one-ring, big top circus has been featured on National Geographic’s Explorer TV series, Entertainment Tonight, The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.
This year the circus is proud to present Skeeter as the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus Advance Clown. Skeeter will be in Mapleton on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 8-11 a.m. She will be walking down Main Street, visiting the day cares, and will also be performing a program at the Fisher-Whiting Library at 10:15 a.m. that day.
During her time in town, Skeeter will be handing out the official Culpepper & Merriweather Circus Coloring Contest sheets.
Skeeter got her clown start at the early age of 9-years-old in Columbus, Ohio. She is a graduate of the Ringling Clown College and has spent much of the last 20 plus years traveling around the country – clowning around.
Skeeter’s clown program educates students and community members about what a day in the life of a clown is really all about. She spends time talking about the different types of clowns and the history of the circus. Skeeter will delight audiences with her unique style of clowning, comedy and true love for the circus.
From now until Aug. 13, children ages 2-12 have the chance to win a free (children’s) ticket to the circus. Children can guess how many peanuts are in the jars located at the Mapleton Pool, Fisher-Whiting Library, and Hometown Variety. The closest guess in each jar will win a ticket. If there is a tie, a winner will be chosen at random.
Advance tickets for the circus can be purchased at Valley Bank and Trust, First State Bank, Security National Bank, The Mapleton Press, InControl, Grab and Go, Mapleton BP, Hometown Variety and Kraft Clothing.