The purpose of this blog is to share stories from the road of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown Alley. With this resource we can relive those days and have a better understanding of the transitions within Clown Alley over the years. I feel historically it's important to share these stories for future generations. 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Power of the Circus

With Presidents Day tommorow I just wanted to share a story. Working come in for Circus Sarasota yesterday Chuck and I noticed a man by himself with a veterans hat that said WWII and Vietnam. We both thanked him for his service. he got a tear in his eye and started to tell us about how much the Circus meant to him growing up as a child and all through his life. He was so happy that it was still alive in America and that Circus Sarasota was there for him to enjoy. He then reached in his pocket and pulled out $10.00 as if it was his last ten dollars. He said he didnt have much money but wanted to give it to the circus to make sure it keeps going in America. At intermission I went up to him and asked him if he was enjoying himself. he told me that he loved the special tribute to the veterans Chuck made during the picture frame number. He asked me if it was done just for him! Some times we dont realize the power of the Circus.

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