Fun for everyone at the circus
The Shrine Circus in Alexandria delighted big crowds at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Friday.
At intermission, children rode elephants and a camel. They also could get their photo taken with a snake handler.
Two performances were held, one at 2:30 and another at 7 p.m.
The history of the Shrine Circus dates back to 1906 when the first one was held in Detroit, Michigan. Today, they take place in about 120 cities every year.
It’s a major fundraiser for the local Shriners, which support the Shriners Hospitals for children, a network of 22 pediatric specialty hospitals operated and maintained by the Shriners.