, Muskogee, OK

Fort Gibson

November 21, 2012

Holiday circus coming to town Friday

— By Travis Sloat

Times Correspondent

When 5-year-old Madison Moore goes to the Santa Claus Holiday Circus, she wants to ride a reindeer.

“And snow to fall from the ceiling,” Madison said.

Traditionally, circuses feature tightrope walkers and fire jugglers, but Friday’s circus is all about Santa Claus and holiday cheer. The American Legion Post 20 is sponsoring the Santa Claus Holiday Circus, which will be coming to Fort Gibson with shows at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Tim Smith, the commander of Post 20, said the post was looking for different ways to replenish their funds at the end of the year.

“We’ve helped a widow with a funeral, sponsored some kids at Boys State and put a new roof on our building,” Smith said. “I think this will be something that Fort Gibson residents will get a kick out of.” Ticket sellers for the event are Wise Owl Coffee Shop and SonBurst Graphics. The Circus will have two showtimes, one at 5:30 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children and $8 for adults if purchased ahead of time, and $8 and $12 if purchased on show day. Smith said he hoped the unique event would be enjoyed by adults and kids alike, and even dropped a few clues about a possible surprise visitor. “We all know Santa will show up,” he said, “but rumor has it the Grinch might show up too. I’ve been to a lot of circuses, but never one that was Christmas-themed.” The show will feature about 25 different performers and a trick horse show among many other things, he said.

Text Only
Fort Gibson
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

     View Results
Featured Ads

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.