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The Circus Is Coming To Town

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The circus is coming back to Glenwood.

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The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will be putting on two shows at Glenwood Lake Park on Aug. 31. The performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Glenwood Rotary Club.

Now in its 34th edition, the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus has become internationally known for quality family entertainment. The one-ring, big top circus has been featured on National Geographic’s Explorer TV series, Entertainment Tonight, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and Arizona Highways Magazine. It has also been featured on the A&E Special: Under the Big Top and most recently, On the Road with Circus Kids, a Nickelodeon special featured on the Nick News Program.

The Rotarians are encouraging area residents to come out and watch as Glenwood Lake Park is transformed into a bustling Circus City. Activity swirls around the grounds as animals are unloaded, the Big Top is erected and rigging is prepared for performances later in the day. Between 9:30 and 10 a.m. the morning of the show, the Big Top will go up and free tours will be offered. This presentation offers a unique face-to-face opportunity to meet and learn all about the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus family.

The Saturday morning event includes a walking tour of the circus grounds where attendees can learn interesting facts about the performers, the history of the show and the different species of animals performing.

In this presentation, C&M will also address topics such as hygiene, grooming and the veterinary care all the animals receive. In recent years the tent raising and morning tour has become a popular program for families and interested community members. It is presented in a way everyone, young and old can learn many interesting facts about the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus Family.

On circus day, our performers bring the magic of the circus to life in each 90-minute performance. This year’s lineup includes an all-star group of performers and entertainers that include: Miss Simone and her breath taking single trapeze, Miss Paulina’s proud “Big & Little” prancing ponies, The Arlise Troupe on their wild and crazy unicycles, Natalie’s American Eskimo Escapades, Miss Georgia displaying flexibility to the extreme and for the first time, the Wheel of Destiny and Tight Rope by The Perez Family. The crowd favorite performing jungle cats – Soloman, Delilah and Francis are presented by Trey Key. All shows are accompanied by original music composed by Matt Margucci. Performers are sure to amaze, delight and entertain the audience members of all ages.

For more information visit the Culpepper and Merriweather Circs page on Facebook page or visit www.cmcircus.com.
Tickets can be purchased at Glenwood State Bank, Jim Hughes Real Estate, Sugar Makery and Mulholland Grocery in Malvern. Prices for advance tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for seniors (65 and over) and children ages 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free.

Same day tickets will be $15 for adults and $8 for seniors/children.