Circus comes to town


July 14, 2022

Grace Moore

Dame Delilah introduces herself as early guests appreciate her presence.

This year's Jubilee weekend began with the Culpepper, Merriweather traveling one-ring circus at the arena west of town. Of the two showings Wednesday afternoon, the first was truly standing room only.

The show entertained children and adults alike as the trainer shared an enclosed ring with young lion Wendal and 19-year-old tiger Delilah along with acrobats and a bird show.

Earlier in the day, guests arrived to take advantage of the invitation to watch the raising of the big top and a more intimate introduction to the three big cats that travel with the other entertainers from March throug...

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