Circus This Weekend In Atmore

November 7, 2009


An old-fashioned big top circus is at the Atmore YMCA this weekend with jugglers, acrobats, clowns, tigers and more. This morning, workers were busy putting up the big top and preparing the animals for the show.

The circus show, to be performed by the Lewis & Clark Circus, will harken back to earlier days when such events came bustling into town for a day and then mysteriously disappeared overnight.

circus23.jpgLewis & Clark is a one-ring European style circus with continuous action going on in the center ring. Traditional circus acts such as hi-flying trapeze artists, amazing acrobats, zany clowns, and liberty animal acts that include horses and camel are featured.

The Circus attracts all types of people, from the young to the young at heart, which may be why it remains a popular form of family entertainment. The circus is one of about 10 traditional big top shows that operate in the United States. The circus troop presents about500 shows a year and will be in Atmore on Saturday, November 7 with performances at 4 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 8 at 3 p.m. You can relive childhood dreams while your children create their own dreams and memories from this fun filled event.

Tickets can be purchased at the Atmore Area YMCA, United Bank in Atmore and from any YMCA Board Member. Advance discount tickets are $10 per adult and children under 14 are free when accompanied by an adult. Non-discounted tickets will be available on circus day.

For more information, call the Atmore Area YMCA at (251) 368-9622.

Pictured top and bottom: Workers raise the big top tent this morning.  for the Lewis & Clark Circus.  Pictured inset: This camel is one of many animals in the show. photos, click to enlarge.



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