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Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Shrine circus returning — with birthday celebration
from: billingsgazette.com
By Jaci Webb
March 11, 2014  
Bunny the elephant turns 45 on March 25 and the Shrine Circus plans to celebrate in a big way with an elephant race, acrobats, clowns, ponies, popcorn and cotton candy.

It’s all part of the festivities leading up to the Shrine’s 63rd annual circus in Billings. Bunny’s birthday party is free at the Al Bedoo Shrine, 1125 Broadwater Ave., at 5:30 p.m. on March 25.

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.

Over the past 62 years, generations of families have attended the Shrine Circus and the tradition continues in 2014 with elephants, tigers, ponies, clowns, acrobats, poodles and aerialists all packed into two hours of excitement at the Shrine Auditorium.

Through the generosity of organizations and businesses in the community, the Shrine organization is offering coupons for free tickets to kids for the matinee performance each day of the circus. They can be found on the back of the Circus program arriving soon at elementary schools.

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-returning-with-birthday-celebration/article_07e9e7b9-0e4b-541a-a2c2-f74fe94457b0.html#ixzz2vmMiQhCh

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