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Circus Proceeds will Benefit Local Club

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SOUTHERN OREGON — The Jordan World Circus is in town at different locations throughout Southern Oregon this weekend and early next week. It’s spending its second and final day at the Josephine County Fairgrounds before moving to the Jackson County Expo this weekend.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local chapter of the Shriners Club. Shriners Hospitals offer orthopedic, burn, spinal cord and palate care for children. Local Shriners officials say the organization has teamed up with the circus for more than ten years raising money towards their goal of helping children.

“The proceeds from the circus go to benefit us so we can carry out our mission of helping children in the Shriners Hospitals. It’s a fraternal fundraiser,” says Bob Mallory, a member of the local Shriners Club.

The final circus performance in Grants Pass is Friday night at 7:30 p.m. followed by an afternoon and evening performance on Saturday and Sunday at the expo. A variety of talent acts will be on display from both performers and animals alike.

The circus will move to Klamath Falls on Monday and Tuesday. Shriners officials are hoping to raise a few thousand dollars by the time the circus packs up and leaves Southern Oregon.