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Wed, May 22

2019 Culpepper and Merriweather Circus comes to Camp Verde

Tuesday, the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus entertained Camp Verde with its one-ring big-top circus at the Camp Verde Community Center’s soccer field. Each of the two 90-minute performances included Miss Simone and her single trapeze, Miss Paulina’s prancing ponies, the Arlise Troupe on their unicycles, Natalie’s American Eskimo escapades, the flexible Miss Georgia, and the Perez family, with its wheel of destiny and tight rope. Before – and during the shows – about two dozen citizens held signs in protest of the circus while circus enthusiasts waited in line, bought tickets or snacks, or rode ponies. VVN/Bill Helm