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Circus coming to Reynoldsburg
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls - the circus is coming to town.
The Carson and Barnes Family Circus will hold shows at 4 and 7 p.m. July 26 at Civic Park, 6801 Daugherty Drive, Reynoldsburg.
Fans will see clowns, acrobats, daredevils and a cast of performing animals including Asian elephants. The shows, sponsored by the Reynoldsburg Lions Club as a fundraiser, are two of more than 700 shows in 15 states over the course of eight months.
“The Lions Club will use the funds to assist with community projects, Special Olympics, eye glasses for the community and vision screenings for school children,” said Kathy Baker, one of the event’s organizers. “We are in the process of purchasing a vision screening machine for preschoolers to prevent blindness.”
Baker said Lions Club members became interested in sponsoring the circus after Carson and Barnes contacted them and asked for support.
“They are a family-owned business of 76 years and they like to have community-based organizations sponsor their show to help give back to the communities,” she said.
Advance tickets are $14 for adults and $6 for children. Discount $4 coupons are available from sponsors or online at www.BigTopShow.com. Tickets sold during the day of the circus are $16 for adults and $8 for children. Parking is $2.
Residents may watch the circus workers set up the big top tent at 10 a.m.
“It’s not a site you see every day,” Baker said. “This will be a great day of memories.”
Tickets are available at Heartland Bank, Culvers, Sunoco, the Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department and online at the circus’ website. For more information, go to www.Reynoldsburglions.org.
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