The circus is coming, the circus is coming!

By Don Ware

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus is returning to the Central Linn High School grounds again on May 21, 2017, with performances at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Central Linn Lions Club. Tickets will cost $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under and for seniors. Tickets will be on sale soon at the Brownsville Pharmacy, The Times office, the Brownsville Spirits and Video, Halsey City Hall, Gypsy Treasure in Harrisburg, and the Courtyard on Sixth Street in Junction City. Tickets will also be available from Lions Club members. Ticket prices will increase on the day of the circus: $13 for adults and $8 for children and seniors.

A clown will visit town on the afternoon of May 10th to visit the elementary school and the libraries in Brownsville and Halsey.

The public is invited to watch the tent raising of the Big Top between the hours of 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. that Sunday morning, May 21. The tent stakes go down four to six feet, and it is exciting to watch the circus members raise the main tent. A tour by Leo the Clown is available during the tent-raising for everyone to learn more about circus life.

We hope you join us in Historic Brownsville for this family-friendly event.

*Image of the circus copyright 2015 by Melissa Kaylene

4 Comments on “The circus is coming, the circus is coming!”

  1. I can’t believe that circuses are not yet outlawed. You should be ashamed of yourself for participating in and sponsoring this event. What the circus puts the animals through is totally unnatural for them and it stresses them out. Even if they say they were bred for that it is still unnatural acts for those animals. They still have instincts and to be raised in captivity to be humiliated and basically tortured for human entertainment is not what God had planned when He had man rule over the animals. Think Karma

    1. Hi Karma, Thank you for your comments and concerns. I would like to recommend that you contact the City of Brownsville City Manager. The City Council might be another place to lodge your concurs as this is not a Chamber sponsored or organized event. The following telephone number is for the City Hall: (541) 466-5666 (voice) and the email address is admin@ci.brownsville.or.us Again, thank you for contacting the Chamber.

  2. Hello to those who may be concerned,
    This particular circus has been cited for animal cruelty… and for my city to promote it makes me very uncomfortable. Might I suggest in the future doing some research before advertising something that can teach children that animal cruelty for “entertainment values” is OK…

    Yours Truly,
    A concerned Mom

    1. Hi Susan, Thank you for your comments and concerns. I would like to recommend that you contact the City of Brownsville City Manager. The City Council might be another contact. Also, the Chamber holds a public meeting once a month where you can participate in public comment. The following telephone number is for the City Hall: (541) 466-5666 (voice) and the email address is admin@ci.brownsville.or.us Again, thank you for contacting the Chamber.

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