The Kelly Miler Bros. Circus is coming to Newport Sunday, April 14, thanks to the sponsorship of the Newport Kiwanis Club. Performances will be at 2 and 5 p.m. behind the Village Mall, with the tent raising beginning at approximately 9 a.m.
The Kiwanis Club will also be purchasing eight Kindle Fires for students from Newport High School and Tuckerman High School grades 9-12. They will be awarded to the students with the most AR Points at the end of the year. The all new 2013 Kelly Miller Bros. Circus 2013 season will feature elephants, horses, llamas, camels, clowns and a host of international circus stars, but during the morning the public will get an altogether different kind of show as the circus lot comes to life. Circus trucks pull onto the lot in the early morning hours, animals are unloaded, stakes are driven and elephants lift the giant Big Top into the air. "Best of all, the public is welcomed to watch this entire spectacle free of charge," says a circus representative through a press release. "In fact, after the first of the four massive main poles that support the Big Top are set in place, the public is invited to step into the tent and see men and beasts complete their work." A knowledgeable circus veteran will be o hand to explain the action and answer questions about circus life. This season the Kelly Miller Bros. Circus will travel nearly 10,000 miles and give performances in over 200 cities and towns as it winds across North America from March through October. "The all new edition promises a more exciting and extravagant exhibition than ever. Everyone is invited to step back in time as the Kelly Miller Bros. Circus brings the history and tradition of the old fashioned circus to Newport." Advanced Tickets are available at Glass Plus, Lindley Health and Rehab, U.S. Pizza, M&P Bank (main and north office in Newport) and the Newport Water Office. Tickets bought in advance are $10 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets purchased on show day at the Circus Box Office will be $15 for adults and $7 for children.