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PR – AlbemarleFamily with Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Proudly Present the Circus Costume Contest & Bonzo Crunch Clown Show

AlbemarleFamily with Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus proudly present the Circus Costume Contest & Bonzo Crunch Clown Show this Friday, October 27, 6-8pm at The Little Gym


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (October 2006) – AlbemarleFamily with Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Proudly Present the Circus Costume Contest & Bonzo Crunch Clown Show! The circus is coming to town this December and no one is more excited than AlbemarleFamily! To celebrate with our good friends at Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus we’ve organized a spectacular costume contest this Halloween weekend with great prizes for every child who participates and a super grand prize that includes circus tickets and passes for an exclusive backstage tour!

COSTUME TIPS: Moms, don’t fret-this is easy! Children are invited to come dressed as their favorite circus character, perhaps a lion tamer, clown, circus train engineer or ringmaster. The circus has a proud tradition of including all sorts of acts and you likely already have a terrific costume in your dress up chest. A ballerina princess could be a trapeze artist or tight rope walker, a farmer transforms into an elephant keeper, a cowboy could be an equestrian daredevil and any sort of animal could learn a cool circus trick.

SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENING: 6-7pm Registration/free time, 7-7:30 Costume parade and contest in the main gym, 7:30-8 Clown superstar Bonzo Crunch on stage from Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus! Other activities during free time include balloon animals, portraits (packages available for sale), and visiting with AlbemarleFamily‘s popular mascot, Bumble the Bee.

PARKING SUGGESTIONS: Parking may be crowded so please be sensitive to the needs of neighboring businesses. ZipPrint has offered us the use of their spaces and there will be space across the way and often in the movie theatre lot.

VISITING THE LITTLE GYM: Please remember that shoes cannot be worn into the main gym where the children will be parading and where the clown show will happen. We also need parents help reminding the children to stay off of all equipment for safety’s sake.

For additional information please visit the web site where you can also find our community’s Greatest Halloween Calendar Ever!

AlbemarleFamily is dedicated to serving families in Charlottesville-Albemarle with useful comprehensive community resources designed to help “Make Parenting Easier & Growing Up Fun”. Each month over 30,000 visitors make use of their extensive web site which includes free classifieds for families, the School Connection, a Volunteer Bulletin, The Family Calendar, the AF Virtual Coffeehouse and so much more. It is a much appreciated support network for local parents. The popular web site also has companion print publications: 10 Magazines and 2 annual Directories.

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