The Irem Shrine Circus is Back in Town!

KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- For the 68th time, the Irem Shrine Circus is back in town! We got a first-hand look at the acrobats and the animal acts that are sure to amaze.

The stars are shining in the sky, and in the ring! And the fans are flipping out. This edition of the circus rolls on in Kingston.

"Every seat is a great seat," says Ringmaster Billy Martin. "You're never too far from the circus rings."

Martin is celebrating 40 years of being a ringmaster. He says the circus truly has something for everyone to enjoy.

"Daredevil attractions ... on the tall and slender poles 55 feet in the air," says Martin. "Acrobats, the Chinese acrobats, they're really something."

But nothing says the circus quite like the showgirls. One showgirl, Jess Smallwood, is from Dallas. She says her life changed two years ago when she ran away to join the fun.

"Even though it was really cold, it was 14 degrees below zero and I was not prepared, I was hooked," says Smallwood.

Even though you may not be a part of the action like Martin and Smallwood are, organizers hope you'll be hooked too.

From strong men to sibling foot jugglers, the circus for a purpose is waiting for you.


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