The Shrine Circus is coming to townWORTHINGTON — Small, blow-up toys were hanging from the ceiling of Duba Sheet Metal Works on Tuesday afternoon.
By: Aaron Hagen, Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON — Small, blow-up toys were hanging from the ceiling of Duba Sheet Metal Works on Tuesday afternoon.
Normally, that’s an oddity in a business of that nature.
But not this week.
It’s circus week.
The Shrine Circus will have two shows on Sunday at the Worthington Hockey Arena on the Nobles County Fairgrounds.
The first show is at 2 p.m. with another show at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
“They are going to have a three-ring circus,” said Bruce Duba, president of the Worthington Area Shrine Club. “They will have elephant rides for the kids. I don’t know if we’re positive what’s coming. Over the years, they had pony rides and elephant rides. They will have a highline trapeze.”
The shows are open for young people and people who are young at heart.
“It is kind of neat. Even as you get older, it is kind of neat to see,” Duba said. “They put on a very good show.”
Concessions are going to be available at the circus.
“We have pop, we have snow cones, we have hot dogs, we have nacho cheese and chips, popcorn and cotton candy. We have novelties, blow-up toys,” Duba said. “I blew up some and hung them up here.”
The show, which has been outside in years past, will be in the hockey arena this year.
“It’s inside the arena. They make a pretty good light show out of it,” Duba said.
The local Shriners have been bringing the circus to town for more than 10 years now.
“The Shriners bring it to town so everybody can have a good time to break up their summer and go out and have a lot of fun,” Duba said. “They do a nice act. They have some pretty good emcee people who describe everything.”
The circus is a fundraiser for the local Shrine Club.
“It goes for the good of the community and Shrine functions,” Duba said.
And with all of the activities and food at the circus on Sunday, Duba points to one reason to stop out at the circus.
“To have a good time,” he said.
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