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Shrine Circus features free preview party Tuesday


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KULR-8’s Katherine Macknight, left, and KTVQ’s Jason Laird, right will race elephants for the trophy held by Al Bedoo clown Lucky Seibert. Shrine Circus information and tickets are available at albedoo.org.
From: billingsgazette.com
By Jack Webb
March 20, 2014
Elephant races, hay-bale-sized cake to celebrate Bunny the elephant’s 45th birthday — it’s all part of the party on Tuesday at the Al Bedoo Shrine, 1125 Broadwater Ave.

The public is invited to take it all in, including the race, acrobats, clowns, ponies, popcorn and cotton candy. The free event is a preview of the 63rd annual circus in Billings. It kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when local TV personalities Katharine MacKnight from KULR-8 and Jason Laird from KTVQ will ride the elephants in the race.

The circus runs March 26-30. The Shrine Circus includes elephants, tigers, ponies, clowns, acrobats, poodles and aerialists all packed into a two-hour show.

The annual circus is the biggest fundraiser for the Al Bedoo Shrine Temple in Billings and helps to maintain the facility as a hub of community activity.

For the full schedule, go to www.albedoo.org.
Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/entertainment/community/shrine-circus-features-free-preview-party-tuesday/article_0939cb91-58ba-5004-bf74-a156360753c4.html#ixzz2wcLkVJuh


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