5-Ring Circus Comes to Town April 8-10

March 25, 1997

WACO, Texas -- The magic of the circus comes to Waco when Carson and Barnes 5-Ring Circus, the largest tented circus in the world, performs at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, April 8-10, in the parking lot of the Ferrell Special Events Center. The show is sponsored by the marketing department of the Hankamer School of Business and the student chapter of the American Marketing Association at Baylor.

The Carson and Barnes Circus is the only 5-ring circus on the road and includes all the traditional elements of an old-time circus such as animal acts, clowns, aerial acts and juggling. The show features more than 100 performers and approximately 100 exotic and domestic animals including 20 Asian and African elephants.

Elephants still help erect the big top on circus morning, and the public is invited to watch the circus set up the huge tent, larger than a football field, on the morning of April 8. At that time, the circus animals also will arrive and unload.

"We are bringing America's biggest, best and oldest traditional circus to Waco to enable the families of our area to enjoy this wonderful experience. The show is suitable and entertaining for children from one to 100 years of age. It is rated G, for totally great," said Charlotte Gabriel, president of the student AMA group at Baylor.

Tickets to the Carson and Barnes Circus are $8 for adults and $4 for children when purchased in advance or $9 for adults and $5 for children at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Bill Daniel Student Center, Ferrell Center box office, Richland Mall center court and selected Fina Fastime locations.

For more information, contact the Ferrell Center at 755-1919 or the Department of Marketing of the Hankamer School of Business at 755-3523.

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