Circus Act in Cottonwood

under the big -top when he spoke at the Cottonwood Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Mr. Every has been involved with the circus since 1957. He's worn a number of hats both behind the scenes as well as a performer; he's been an elephant handler, a clown, an animal trainer, a magician, a stagecoach driver, a hot dog vendor, and he promoted and booked shows. He has worked with the Ringling Show and many other circus shows, the rodeo circuit, the pow wow circuit, carnivals, amusement parks, fairs and zoos. Every is also a collector of circus memorabilia and runs a circus museum - many of his circus posters are currently on display at the library. His talk was both informative and entertaining, providing insight into a tradition that he say's is becoming more difficult to sustain because of the ever rising costs of expenses to move these large enterprises from town to town. VVN/Jon Pelletier

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