The Rotary Club in Ashton is helping bring the community together while at the same time, raising money for a great cause.
The club has invited the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus to come perform tonight.
“We really wanted to bring a big top circus to town, it’s really fun, I’ve lived here my whole life and I’ve never seen a big top circus come to Ashton, so I thought it would be neat to bring one” said Ashton Rotary Club President Billy Stronks.
The money raised from the show will go towards raising awareness about polio.
Tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for children.
“We are a classic American one-ring style show, the show is so beautiful, the first act are the jungle cats, we have one lion and two tigers, we got the clowns, we have a trapeze artist, we have a lovely lady that hangs 20ft. in the air by her hair” said circus performer Michelle Musser.
There are about 30 people that work for the show which started back in 1985 in Hugo, Oklahoma.
“It’s a very inexpensive piece of entertainment, once in a lifetime opportunity for a lot of these families, so I think, we’ve got a lot of excitement buzzing and generating throughout the town and I think people are excited to have something like this here” continued Stronks.
The show is taking place off of Main Street in Ashton where the old high school parking lot is located.
There will be two shows tonight only, one at 5:00 and the other at 7:30.