your tickets for the circus now
Wanda English Burnett - Editor
This week the antics of circus clowns were seen around town as the
big day approaches for the Kelly Miller Circus to come to Osgood.
Sunday, May 6 the excitement of the Big Top Circus will begin with
the raising of the tent by elephant power. This will begin at approximately
9:00 a.m. and is free. Then two spectacular performances will be
given at 2:00 and 4:30 p.m. at the Ripley County Fairgrounds.
Sponsors of the event are the Osgood Area Kiwanis Club and The Ripley
County Parks and Recreation. Both groups have worked diligently
to bring this show to the residents of Ripley County for a low advance
ticket price of $49.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Tickets
can be obtained through the following businesses: The Glory Bee
Sales & Service, Osgood, Magic Touch Floral & Greenhouse,
Osgood, Jac-Cen-Del, South Ripley and Milan elementary schools,
Recollections Antiques & Music, Ogsood, and Linville Signs &
Hobbies, Batesville. Ticket prices the day of the circus are $12.00
for adults and $6.00 for children at the circus box office.
The Kelly Miller Circus was founded during the Depression and will
be celebrating its 69th anniversary this year. Obert Miller and
his sons, Kelly and Dores, were the founders of this traditional
tented circus that still offers great family entertainment.
The presentation features elephants, horses, llamas, camels, clowns
and a host of international circus stars. Featured acts for the
2007 season include: Bungee Barrage, Chinas famous Shandong
Acrobats take the art of bungee jumping to unbelievable new heights;
Wheel of Destiny, a giant double wheel with four daring performers;
Canine Revue, a dazzling display of delightful dogs; Juggling, Contorion,
Perch Pole, lions dancing and so much more.
Dont miss this grand event coming to Osgood. Advance ticket
sales will help the sponsoring units, so get your tickets today
and join thousands of others who have witnessed this performance.
The Kelly Miller Bros. Circus will travel nearly 10,000 miles this
year and give performances in over 200 cities and towns. The old-fashioned
circus combines tradition and history and the nostalgia of the past
with todays new performances, making it a show to remember.
LINDA CHANDLER PHOTO
in the clowns!
This week circus clowns, Connie Fagan, (conehead) and
Gloria Borgman, members of the Osgood Area Kiwanis Club
along with Ed Wolfe, (hobo) and Frank Fletcher, both members
of the Shriners, were clowning around area schools getting
kids excited about the upcoming circus.