Circus Vargas performers bring smiles to children at Childhelp
Jeremy Garcia tosses batons into the air during a performance at Childhelp in Beaumont.
by Julie Farren
Apr 4, 2014
ex Acero and Jeremy Garcia love to make people smile.
They do that as performers with Circus Vargas, which traveled to Beaumont on Friday afternoon, March 28, to put on a special show for about 50 to 75 of the children at Childhelp Merv Griffin Village.
Circus Vargas is currently performing at Ontario Mills through Monday, April 7, and will be at the Chino Fairgrounds April 10-14.
Acero, 30, and Garcia, 31, are both third-generation circus performers but are in their first year with Circus Vargas.
The two men came out to Childhelp to give a 20-minute performance for children and staff in the gymnasium.
Acero, wearing clown makeup, and Garcia practiced a little bit while waiting for their guests.
Garcia said he was about 8 years old when he began performing in the circus – juggling and doing magic.
Acero’s parents and grandparents also traveled with a circus.
Circus Vargas clown Alex Acero performs for children at the Childhelp Merv Griffin Village in Beaumont on Friday, March 28.
Garcia and Acero had a show to do on Friday night at Ontario Mills, so it was an abbreviated performance in Beaumont, but gave the children and staff an idea of what Circus Vargas is all about.
The traveling circus presents one show Monday through Friday and three shows on Saturday and Sundays.
They travel 10 months out of the year and there are approximately 100 performers in Circus Vargas.
Acero and Garcia said that being circus performers has given them the opportunity to experience different cultures and countries.
One thing they have found is that kids like clowns, which is Acero’s forte.