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MAGIC AND WONDER AT THE CARNIVAL

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By Jason & Justin Senft

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (June 6, 2017) - In advance of Kelly Miller Circus’ arrival in Jefferson on June 22nd, the circus sent their magician, Dennis Hampel, to amaze and delight children and adults at last week’s carnival at Jefferson Middle School.

Billed as “America’s One Ring Wonder!”, Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Jefferson as a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Jefferson-Sparta and their various charitable community projects.

Circus day will start bright and early with the arrival of the circus to Fireman’s Field - 750 Route 15 South, Lake Hopatcong, across the street from Jefferson Diner. Everyone is invited to watch the animals being unloaded and fed and at 9 am witness the raising of the giant big top.

Show times are 4:30pm and 7:30pm and will include a galaxy of stars from many nations, an exotic display of animals, all enhanced with beautiful theatrical lighting and lively music for a performance to warm the hearts of young and old alike. The circus midway offers elephant, camel, and pony rides and opens one hour before show time. Advance tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children. Tickets at the door are $16 for adults, $8 for children. Children 2 years old and younger are free.

Advance tickets are available by calling Russ at 973-202-8726, online at kellymillercircus.com, or in person at the following locations: Camp Jefferson in Lake Hopatcong (81 Weldon Rd.), Jefferson Dairy in Lake Hopatcong (741 Route 15 South), Crossroads Deli in Oak Ridge (5726 Berkshire Valley Road), Working Deli in Oak Ridge (5561 Berkshire Valley Road), AJ’s Country Cone in Oak Ridge (5711 Berkshire Valley Rd.), Lakeland Bank in Oak Ridge (5729 Berkshire Valley Rd.), First Hope Bank in Sparta (220 Woodport Rd.), and Rose City Framemakers in Sparta (19 Main St.).

Come see a real circus under a big top! Kelly Miller Circus will be in select New Jersey towns on the following June dates: Berlin-10&11, Woodstown-12&13, Eagleswood-14&15, Lakehurst-16, Columbus-17,18,&19, Jefferson Township-22, Carteret-24, West Milford-25. Visit kellymillercircus.com for venues and show times.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Dennis Hampel, a magician with Kelly Miller Circus performs a magic trick for Danny Mawhinney, age 9, of Sparta, at Jefferson Middle School’s annual carnival. Photo by Jason & Justin Senft

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