The Kelly Miller Circus will visit Union this Sunday, Oct. 8.

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

“I would encourage families in the greater Union area to come out and see the show,” said Mike Elliott, chairman. “In the past, families have really enjoyed this event.”

Elliott said the 5 p.m. show always sells out and reminded people to get their tickets early.

Tickets are good for either show with first-come, first-served seating and admittance if either show is at capacity.

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

Tickets are available for $15 for adults and $9 for children. Admission for those age 2 and younger is free.

Presale tickets are available at all three United Bank of Union locations, Fricks Market, Bank of Sullivan, all in Union, and Schnucks, Washington, through Friday.

Proceeds from the circus 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.

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.

They introduced hundreds of new circus artists to the American public and countless innovations in circus operation.

From the very beginning they insisted that their circus maintain high standards and be welcomed back to communities year after year.