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The circus comes to town this weekend

ROUSES POINT - The village of Rouses Point will be getting some major funk, color and entertainment this weekend.

The Walker Brothers Circus will host a show this Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, at the Rouses Point Civic Center on Lake Street.

According to the Walker Brothers Circus Web site, the organization has been entertaining families and children for more than 20 years.

"We are family-owned and operated," stated Kelly Fairchild, a representative of Walker Brothers Circus.

"We travel all over the world and [Rouses Point] was part of our [program]," she added.

Circuses often bring interesting animals such as lions, tigers and elephants, but not the Walker Brothers Circus.

"We'll have ponies but no exotic animals and yes, we will have pony rides," Fairchild said.

Although there are no exotic animals present, Fairchild said, "The Walker Brothers Circus offers acrobats, trapeze, clowns, juggling and an 8-year-old contortionist."

"It's quite a bit," she added.

The circus will have two shows each day - on Saturday shows will be at 3 and 5:30 p.m. On Sunday, shows will be at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to the start of the show and shows last 90 minutes each.

Tickets for the show may be purchased on-line or an hour before the show at the circus box office, according to the Walker Brothers Circus Web site. Admission for adults is $14 each, and with each paying adult, two children are admitted free of charge.

For more information, visit www.walkerbrotherscircus.com or call 1-800-528-6577.

Anayely Garcia is an intern with the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

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