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Kiwanis brings circus to town at Sportplex

Published 10:32am Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Kiwanis Club of Alexander City is set to host an event with family fun for everyone.
Kiwanis will host the Louis and Clarke Circus today and Thursday at the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex.
Each night there will be two shows at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cam Caldwell, Kiwanis Club of Alexander City board member, said this is the club’s second time sponsoring the circus, which will include something for the entire family.
“We sponsored the circus a couple of years ago when they came through town. We had a great turnout and were so pleased with the circus we brought them back again,” Caldwell said. “They are going to have live animals, and petting zoo, and we are going to have one huge tent. There will be clowns, cotton candy, trapeze artists and jugglers.”
Tickets are $10 for adults in advance of each day and $15 at the gate. With the purchase of an adult ticket, children ages 14 and younger get in free.
Caldwell added that part of the money taken at the gate will go back to supporting the community.
“It is a family-oriented circus. It is a very safe circus,” Caldwell said. “They are going to return 10 percent of the gate back to Alexander City by donating it to the Kiwanis Club. We are going to in turn take that money and distribute it to the organizations that we sponsor in Alexander City.”
Caldwell added the circus will be a unique event for the community.
“The community does not have an event like this, so we wanted to bring something different and unique to the community,” Caldwell said. “I would like to thank the City of Alexander City and the Benjamin Russell sports programs for donating the parking lot. This raises funds for the community.”