Carnies coming to Adult Activity Center

Published 12:02 am Friday, September 9, 2011

Amy Henderson and Dianne Jones will be among the talent at the Adult AAC’s annual fundraiser. | Kendra Bolling/Star-News

For just a “sawbuck,” local residents can get admission to the “greatest show on earth,” or at least Andalusia’s version of it.

The Andalusia Adult Activity Center’s annual fundraiser will feature Little Egypt’s Vintage Traveling Show, including fire dance, bellydancers, drumming, magic, comical interludes and a hypnotic mentalist, said center Director Dianne Jones.

“Prepare to be mystified, delighted and enchanted by a bevy of bellydancing beauties from faraway exotic lands,” Jones said. “Hypnotic feats and daring sideshow delights await you as you enjoy a turn-of-the-century carnival world.”

The Sweet Magnolia Gypsies Belly Dance Troupe featuring Amy Henderson will be among the entertainment.

Jones said included in the price are carny snacks, including Coke and root beer, moon pies and peanuts.

Tickets are on sale now for a sawbuck, which is carny slang for $10, and are going fast, she said.

“Don’t delay, tickets sold out in advance last year,” she said. “This is one of our main fundraisers, and all proceeds go to the center.”

The event will be held at the AAC on Oct. 1, from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the Adult Activity Center.