NORTH CREEK There will be an old-fashioned circus tent raising at Ski Bowl Park this morning as the Kelly Miller Circus comes to town for two performances sponsored by the North Creek Rotary.
The big top will go up at 8:30 a.m. today, July 14, preparing the way for a thrill-packed traditional circus extravaganza with performances at 2 and 5:30 p.m.
The Kelly Miller Circus was founded in 1938 during the Depression by Obert Miller and his sons Kelly and Dores. It began with a few ponies, the Miller family and a couple of monkeys.
This season, the Kelly Miller Circus features elephants, horses, llamas, camels, clowns and international circus stars.
Leading the way is Chinas famous Shandong Acrobats who have mastered the art of bungee jumping from unbelievable new heights.
Watch Sai Zhang perform incredible feats of contortion and balance, or the trapeze artists as they fly through the air. Jugglers, clowns, a canine review and animal trainers will thrill the audience with their feats of daring.
The North Creek Rotary Club uses funds raised from the Circus for a variety of charitable causes throughout the year, Rotarian Phil Santasiero said.
Its a a very important event for us, he said.
Tickets for the circus are available at many local businesses in North Creek, Chestertown, Warrensburg, Indian Lake, Minerva and Olmstedville.