January 20, 2011
Lansing, MI January 20, 2011---The Elf Khurafeh Shrine Circus arrives at the Lansing Center today for its debut in the Lansing Area. This year Elf Khurafeh Shrine Circus celebrated 68 years in Flint, MI and will celebrate 67 years in Saginaw. The Circus director plans to expand to more cities next year after sellout crowds in their other markets.
This all New Shrine Circus combines an entourage of elephants, horses and exotic felines, as well as trapeze artists and other daredevil acts.
One hour before the show starts the fun begins with elephants and pony rides, face painting, carnival games, bounce houses, food and many more exciting activities, then on to the Circus in the comfort of the giant Lansing Center Auditorium.
For more information go to www.lansingcenter.com or www.lansingshrinecircus.com;
Thursday January 20th, 2011 at 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Friday January 21st, 2011 at 10:00 AM, 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday January 22nd, 2011 at 11:30AM, 3:30PM & 7:30PM
Sunday January 23rd, 2011 at 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Special corporate ticket packages and V.I.P. tickets are also available by calling the Shrine Office 810.686.2641 or by calling the Circus Marketing Director, Nick Singelis at 810.288.7479
The Lansing Center opens an Hour before Show time.
Shrine Circus proceeds benefit the Elf Khurafeh Shrine Center, they are not tax deductible as a charitable donation.
For more info contact:
Nick Singelis, Public Relations Director
810.288.7479 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Elf Khurafeh Shrine Center & Circus Park
4240 W. Wilson Road
Clio, MI 48420
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The Shrine Circus was founded in the United States in 1906. It travels to 120 cities per year in the United States and a separate unit travels to about 40 in Canada. It is affiliated with the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, a.k.a. Shriners. The Shrine Circus has been around for one hundred and four years. They celebrated their 104th birthday on 2/26/2010. The first Shrine Circus each year is usually in Flint, Michigan, each January. The circus then travels to at least one city per week through November. The circus was originally a one-ring affair, but by 1925 it had grown to three rings. Despite now traveling to many cities, the Detroit affair is still the largest. In 1996, it ran for 17 days with 40 performances making it not only the oldest Shrine Circus, but also the most attended. By the 1920s Shrine Circuses were being conducted throughout the country, and each year additional Shrine Centers introduced circuses to their communities.