Southgate psyched for shriner circus

January 23, 2017 by  

Residents in Southgate and the rest of Northern Kentucky are getting ready for the 96th Annual Syrian Shrine Circus. The event is a traditional three-ring circus that supports philanthropic causes throughout the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.

The show is being billed as the quintessential three-ring circus, complete with acts of aerial death-defying derring do, animal acts with tigers, elephants, and more, and – of course – the gags and gaffes of a gaggle of Shrine Circus Clowns. The flyers also advertise the possibility for children to ride elephants, donkeys, and camels as well as pet different types of animals.

Proceeds from the event goes to support the work of the Syrian Shrine of Cincinnati, Ohio. A branch of freemasonry, the Shriners are a charitable fraternal organization that have a strong presence throughout North America. The biggest cause they support are children’s burns and orthopaedic hospitals, one of which – a burn hospital – is located in Cincinnati itself and has been open since 1968.

The Syrian Shrine Circus will take place February 3 at 7:30 p.m., February 4 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and February 5 at 1:00 p.m. at the BB&T Arena, located at 500 Nunn Dr. in nearby Highland Heights. There are three tiers of seats that cost $10, $20, and $30, depending on placement. Anyone interested in more information should visit the website.

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