The circus is coming to Portal.
The Portal Heritage Society is sponsoring the Lewis and Clark Circus Monday, April 25, with two shows, rain or shine, said Portal Heritage Society member Timothy Cook.
The family-oriented event is “a fundraiser for the Portal Heritage society to restore our historical sites that we own in Portal,” he said. Those sites include the old Stewart’s Drug Store, the E.C. Carter Turpentine Still and the Stewart House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The circus “is a one ring European-style circus under the Big Top featuring continuous action in the center ring,” according to the circus’ Facebook page. “Families attending the show can expect to see high-flying trapeze artists, high wire artists, amazing acrobats, juggling, clowns, plus much more.”
The event will be held at the E.C. Carter Turpentine Still site, where the Portal Heritage Society hosts its annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival each fall.
Shows will begin at 5 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m., Cook said.
Concessions will be available for purchase, and adult tickets are $10. Two free children’s tickets come with the purchase of one adult ticket (14 and under), and additional kids’ tickets are $6 each.
The circus will feature aerialists, hand balancing acts, high wire performances and animal exhibits. Pony and camel rides are also available. Tickets can be purchase early by visiting Internet website www.lccircus.com.
For more information contact Cook at (912) 655-0582
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.