Circus coming to Peru,IL June 25
Jeff DankertStaff Writer
A circus is scheduled June 25 at the Peru airport to raise funds for Friends for Peru Pool.
The Carson and Barnes Big Top Show will feature Alex the King of Circus Comedy, a petting zoo, an elephant and a camel. There will be shows at 4:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $12 per adult and $6 per child. Every adult ticket sold comes with one free child ticket. For information and tickets stop in at Peru city hall, Fourth and Fulton streets, or call city hall at (815) 223-1148.
The circus is sponsored by the Peru Parks and Recreation Department and proceeds from ticket sales will help Friends for Peru Pool build a splash pad and an eventual swimming pool in Washington Park. The group is applying for a state grant.
The group met with the Peru Recreation Board on Tuesday to discuss promotion of the event.