CARTERET — The Charity Trust Fund will welcome the Kelly Miller Circus to Carteret Park on June 15 and 16 for four performances, Mayor Dan Reiman has announced. Shows will begin Friday June 15 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 16 at 2 and 5:30 p.m.
Residents and visitors of all ages will be welcome to watch the unloading and feeding of the animals, and the elephant raising of the big top. The raising of the tent will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, with guides furnished for school groups.
This year’s “old style” circus will present many new acts and entertainers to amaze and amuse guests with elephants, horses, and a cast of international circus stars under a beautiful circus big top.
“This is a fresh new attraction that will entertain residents of all ages,” Reiman said, “while contributing to our Charity Trust Fund and the many programs and services that it benefits.”
The tent-raising event will be free and open to the public. Advance tickets for each circus show ($10 for adults, $6 for children ages 2-11) will be offered at the following locations: Office of the Mayor, Memorial Municipal Building, 61 Cooke Avenue; Municipal Annex, 20 Cooke Avenue; and Carteret Library, 100 Cooke Avenue
Tickets may be purchased at the event for $15, or $7 for children ages 2-11.
The Kelly Miller Circus, founded during the Great Depression, is marking another milestone this year as it celebrates its 74th Anniversary. Founded in 1938 by Obert Miller and his sons Kelly and Dores, this traditional tented circus has seen the passing of over half of this past century and still offers the same great family entertainment it presented in its humble beginnings.
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