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Thursday, August 1, 2013

RIPON

Fun for (most) at circus!
from:  riponpress.com
7/31/2013
Ripon, WI--The Carson & Barnes Circus arrived in town last week Thursday, bringing its big top to Ripon’s business park on the city’s northeast side.
   During two performances that evening, guests from around Ripon were treated to high-wire acts, animals, clowns and plenty of shenanigans to entertain them.


 Above. Did Rob Wittchow of Ripon realize what he was getting into when he volunteered last week Thursday at the circus? He was told knives would be thrown at him while he was chained to the board. But, while blindfolded, circus performers snuck up to him and slammed the knives into the plywood by hand — including one delicately placed between his legs, where a balloon waited to be popped.

 


Ripon 7-year-olds Grayson Karr, left, and Zachary Clark-Bongert watch as the elephants get drenched.
 

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