The Melha Shrine Circus celebrates 60 years of clowning around

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Paula Bailey, Account Coordinator

All of us at Market Mentors are very excited the Melha Shrine Circus is coming to western, Mass. May 1st–4th. It is an honor to work with the Shriners year-after-year. They continue to bring fun and enjoyment to so many individuals, while promoting awareness of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Mass. This year is particularly exciting because the Melha Shrine Circus will be celebrating their 60 year anniversary! But wait, the fun doesn’t stop there…

The show will feature aerial starlets, the Diamond Divas, returning act Johnny Rockett and their very own Melha Shrine clowns. This year’s circus will surely be one that you won’t want to miss. Join us opening day, May 1st from 11:45–12:30 p.m. on Main Street downtown Springfield to see a special sneak peek with a special mini-performance, the ‘circus on the street.’ The new FlatOut Freestyle act — featuring brothers Jason and Jack Rowe — will ‘wow’ spectators with a display of extreme aerial motocross stunts. Mayor Sarno is planning to attend this event to present the Melha Shrine Circus with his official proclamation in honor of their 60th year anniversary. Also preceding the circus, will be a parade, starting at the Exposition gate 9 at 6:00 p.m. The parade will include circus performers and some of your favorite characters from Six Flags.

The circus schedule will be as follows:

Thursday, May 1, 2014: 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 2, 2014: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014: 10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 2014: 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

All seats are good seats! Box seats are $18, general reserved seats are $14. Discounts for general reserved seats are available if purchased at western Mass. Big Y stores or through any Melha Shriner!

The box office hours for this year’s “Circus with a Purpose” are from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. Tickets can also be purchased by calling (413) 205-5087 or online at (last day to buy tickets online is Wednesday, April 30th).

As always, proceeds from the circus will go to the good works of Melha Shriners in your community. Come join us at the “circus with a purpose” for some wholesome family entertainment and help the Shrine Circus keep doing the work they’re so proud of. We look forward to seeing everyone there!


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