Get 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, China’s 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.

Don’t 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 today’s new performances, making it a show to remember.

Send 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.