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Published: Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 02:01 PM.

“Every once in a while you get a child that’s a little bit shy, but once they see that the other kids are having a good time, they kind of join right in,” she said.

Bill Dundee, Cole Brothers marketing director, said just like always, the circus is comprised of good, clean fun.

“It’s a G-rated show, family entertainment,” he said. “That’s very rare. I think that’s why people still like the circuses because everybody can come, grandma to the smallest kid.

“We’re selling memories. Grandma came when she was young and then she brought her kids and then her kids grow up and they have kids, so it’s account of memories. We remember how it was when we were little and we bring our kids to get the same thrills we got watching them.

“Nothing has changed watching the circus. We’ve got tiger acts, lion acts, elephant acts, clowns, high wires, trapeze and all of that. Nothing has changed. Mom and dad bring their kids because they went when they were kids. It’s memories we’re selling.”

There are a couple of new features in this year’s show, including a new high-wire act and a new white tiger, but the staples that make a good circus are returning, Dundee said.

“We’ve got the elephants back, the real small baby elephant, the medium-sized baby elephant and the big elephants,” he said. “It’s a good show. It always is.”

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