Kelly Miller Circus comes to Grand Haven Aug. 19

The circus is coming back to town to entertain and raise money for kids.
Julie Angell
Aug 14, 2014

Under the big top on Harbor Island on Tuesday, Aug. 19, families will see a show that features tigers, elephants and llamas, not to mention various trapeze artists and fire breathers.

As each circus patron gasps, smiles and laughs during the show, they are contributing to the charity events that the Tri-Cities Kiwanis sponsors.

The Kelly Miller Circus is celebrating 10 years of entertaining local crowds and helping out area children.

“Every year it gets bigger and better,” Bill Swano, Kiwanis circus chairman, said. “It’s the principal charity event for the Tri-Cities Kiwanis.”

Along with animals and high-flying stunts, families can expect to also see hand balancing, clowns, jugglers and other fun performances.

Swano has been the circus chairman for the 10 years that the big top has perched itself on Harbor Island. With the money that the Kiwanis raises, they’ll invite more than 100 kids with disabilities to the circus on Tuesday.

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gordbzz231

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LessThanAmused

Good lord...

There's this thing called Google nowadays that can answer just about any question you can ask.

I realize that's probably a lot of info to process all at once for you and your twin brother HappyCamper so I've done the leg work for you two, this time. Next time you have a simple question try it yourself and see what happens!

For the record all I did to get this info was type in "Kelly Miller Circus" in the search bar. Easy Peasy...

http://www.tricitieskiwanis.org/...

http://www.visitgrandhaven.com/i...

Lanivan

I see you received your allotment of pith and vinegar.....

LessThanAmused

Yes fair maiden, along with a healthy portion of gruel.

Lanivan

How Dickensian of you! I'll really start to worry if you mention that in addition to gruel, you get an onion twice a week and half a roll on Sundays.......

LessThanAmused

Actually when I first read your post, the first thing to pop into my twisted little mind was a Monty Python skit.

Lanivan
LessThanAmused

True literary genius!

Barry Soetoro

It's all fun and games until LTA's uauauaa buddy comes along and chastises you both for posting social media type comments on a serious news venue...

LessThanAmused

Yeah, where is the hillbilly doofus? He was suppose to "fly-in" during the Coast Guard Festival and set me straight!

And really Barry...serious news venue? a comment like that requires this emoticon. :-S

Lanivan

Hey - just a thought! Think the hillbilly doofus could be responsible for the GHSP sewer burst???

gordbzz231

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LessThanAmused

Huh?

Ya know gordbuzz231/happycamper, it gets real irritating to see you've removed your original comment everytime someone replies to that comment. If you can't be a man and stand behind what you say, than why say it at all?

If you are in fact worried about what 1,000's of people can see here, then I'd suggest learning how to formulate a complete and coherent sentence/thought so people all over the country, that come here to read our comments, ( :-S ) don't think you're a boob with a 5th grade education. Learn to use spell check, learn how to critique your own work.

Anything worth doing is worth doing right.

You asked a question, I answered your question and gave you a tool to use to empower you to do for yourself next time.

You're welcome.

Enjoy the circus.

rukidding

LTA, you're not really going to let him play the handicapped card on you. You are so on a roll, don't lose your momentum, in the immortal words of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

LessThanAmused

Handicapped card? What did I miss? Not sure if you're yanking my chain here or not, but nevertheless I found it interesting that you mention Farragut's quote when just this afternoon, while cleaning up the camper, I was listening to that old Tom Petty album of the same name....

Not sure what it all means, but those kind of things amuse me.

gordbzz231

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rukidding

Really...?

LessThanAmused

What did I miss now?

Lanivan

gordbuzz231/happy camper - please don't continue to delete your thoughts. I rather like them, they are heartfelt, and I have gotten used to your comma placement and it doesn't bother me one bit. I am interested in what you have to say.

LTA, and ruk: I don't often disagree with you (maybe you, ruk, more than LTA, except on Tuesday's at 2:34 a.m., when LTA can be quite the corker, but especially when you, ruk, want to smoke some sick punk for living) but I think you should lighten up on gordbzz231. He never adopts the obnoxious tone of the infamous among us, and, at least not that I've read, goes on the attack.

LessThanAmused

Awww gee mom we were just having a bit of fun. :-(

If he learns how to use commas and apostrophes and doesn't delete his posts anymore then we're good.

BTW, what happened on Tuesday at 2:34am to make me a "corker"? Is that a kayaking term? I'm not familiar with it.

Lanivan

I'm glad you agree that you boys could stand a scrubbing behind the ears from time to time....;-S

A "corker" is a good thing (Sheesh - just google "corker", for Pete's sake!), and is an old timey word, which was used to describe me often in my youth, although in that context it wasn't such a good thing, but meant a "rip-snorter", which is the descriptive connotation I meant with you.....

I have no idea what you do on Tuesday at 2:34 a.m., but gotcha worried, haven't I??!

LessThanAmused

Not nice to mess with the ole curmudgeon, I spent 20 minutes looking thru my posts to find out which one I wrote at 2:34am.....there will be retribution for your prank, just so ya know...

As for the Google/Corker reference...touché! I would've used Google, but I figured it was just a word you made up. :-P

Here's what Google had to say about Corker....first, from the Free Dictionary.

1. One that corks bottles, for example.

2. Slang, A remarkable or astounding person or thing.

And from the Urban Dictionary.

Meaning, essentially, an odd, unique, peculiar, special, etc. person.

Simliar to "You're a trip"

Not necessarily bad, though not good either.

Oh! and I don't know about RUK, but I never agreed to a scrubbing behind the ears...you stay away from me with that brush and lye soap!

gordbzz231

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