Circus rolls into town Monday

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 10, 2012

Get ready for great sites under the big top as the circus comes to town Monday.

The Loomis Bros. “America’s Best 3 Ring” Circus will perform two shows – 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – at the Kiwanis Center.

Justin Loomis, circus producer and singing ringmaster, promises a spectacular show.

“It’s a truly traditional family circus with something for all ages,” Loomis said. “We have everything you think of when you think ‘circus.’

“We have the Poema family from Argentina who juggle with their feet,” he said. “Then, get a thrill as Russian swing excitement of the Chaotic Troop flies through the air with the greatest of ease, and of course there is Kathy Hannaford and her beautiful daft horse and one-of-a-kind acrobatic endeavor filled with aerial elegances. And there’s Melveno the circus clown, and did I mention the elephant?”

Loomis and his crew are especially proud of their performing pachyderm.

“Okha is the only elephant in North America that can walk on a ball,” Loomis said. “It’s amazing to watch. That ball weighs 300 pounds and has a steel core encased in fiberglass.”

Loomis said there will also be a petting zoo, pony rides, moon bounce and of course, elephant rides, beginning one hour before each performance. Concessions will also be available.

Cost is $15 per adult, which also includes free admission for two children age 12 and under. Tickets will go on sale one hour before each performance.

Each show lasts approximately one hour and 45 minutes. For more information, call 800-604-9864.