Plans are underway to bring the Kelly Miller Circus to town Sunday, Oct. 8.

Sponsored by the Union Kiwanis Club, shows will be held at 2 and 5 p.m. at the Union Fairgrounds.

This year’s chairman is Mike Elliott.

“We appreciate the continued support from the community,” Elliott said. “Events like the circus bring fun experiences to Union and help raise funds for other Kiwanis initiatives.”

Elliott noted that an outside advertising agency, McLaren Advertising, will be calling area businesses for sponsorships on behalf of the Kiwanis and the circus.

Individuals or businesses can sponsor the event or help purchase tickets for those who wouldn’t be able to attend otherwise.

Tickets will be available for sale in the coming weeks.

Proceeds will benefit Project Eliminate, the Kiwanis global campaign for children, uniting with UNICEF to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus (MNT)worldwide, as well as children’s programs throughout the Union community.

About Kelly Miller

Started in 1938 by Obert Miller and his sons, Kelly and Dory, the Al G. Kelly Miller Brothers Circus, now known simply as Kelly Miller, has entertained millions of American and Canadian citizens while establishing itself in the fabric and history of the American Tented Circus.

The Miller family devoted their lives to their circus and through talent and hard work built it into America’s second largest big top show.