Quadruple the fun on July 31

—Free movie, Kiwanis Circus, Family Fun Night, National Night Out in Cresco
Culpepper & Merriweather Circus Tuesday, July 31 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Howard County Fairgrounds


CRESCO - Every other year during National Night Out, the Cresco Kiwanis sponsors the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus. You guessed it! This is the year for some crazy fun!
The event is taking place a week earlier than usual, on Tuesday, July 31. 
• Circus Tour: The day starts off with a free morning tour at 9:30 a.m. to check out the animals. Bring the kids to learn more about the animals before the big show!
• Movie: Tuesday afternoon has a free movie, “Incredibles 2,” sponsored by The Cresco Shopper. If attendees donate a back-to-school item, he or she will receive a free popcorn! The doors open at 1 p.m. with the movie starting at 2.
• Family Fun Night and National Night Out: Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce and the Cresco Police Department are partnering to bring all sorts of fun stuff to the Mighty Howard County Fairgrounds from 4-8 p.m.! 
~ Bouncy houses - More and bigger equipment
~ Balloon Guy
~ Bingo
~ Eddie the Eagle - Plenty of photo ops available with Eddie
~ Cresco Wildlife Club - The group is giving free gun locks
~ Emergency Personnel - Meet some locals whose job it is to keep you safe and keep you well
~ Helping Services information booth and teen room will be available. Parents are invited to check out a mock teenager room where paraphernalia items, drug-related items, drug-reference clothing, stash compartment and more will be hidden. Adults will point out the items they see, and will then be shown what they missed.
Jennifer Kimber of Helping Services said, “We believe this will be a very educational event for the parents and will bring up many great talking points. Parents need to have this information because you can’t prevent something when you have no idea that it's happening.”
~ Game Truck for kids and adults
~ Mobile Mamma will have information for parents on how to keep tuned in to their children’s online presence.
~ Bike safety information
~ Food - Several vendors will be selling food, including the Moo Mobile, Reno’s, the circus and more.
• Circus: Two shows for the circus will take place at 5 and 7:30 p.m.
Those attending should expect to see the normal circus acts, such as clowns, tight rope-walking, trapeze, horses, dogs, the big cats, audience involvement and more!
There is something for everyone at the circus. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or they can be purchased at a discount before the event. Look for the posters announcing “Tickets Sold Here” at participating businesses.
Come on out for a great day and evening of fun events before the count down to school begins!

Cresco Times

Phone: 563-547-3601
Fax: 563-547-4602

Cresco TPD
214 N. Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

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