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Shrine Circus 'meet and greet' March 21 at VFW

Visit with the multi-talented performers of the El Zagal Shrine Circus as the West Fargo Pioneer, West Fargo VFW, and the Shrine Circus join forces for a special "Meet and Greet" event from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, at the West Fargo VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., adjacent to the Pioneer offices.

Stop by and mingle with the Shrine Circus entertainers and enjoy popcorn, sno cones and cotton candy; delight in mini-circus acts and face painting; and have your picture taken with a clown, with all the activities free. Those attending will also have the opportunity to win tickets to the Shrine Circus, which will take place at the Fargodome, Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 24 with performances at 10 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 25 with shows at 1 and 5 p.m.

Dinner will also be served at the VFW for a nominal fee of $1.50, featuring a hamburger, cheeseburger, or hot dog, plus chips, baked beans and pop.

Preceding the actual Shrine Circus performances itself, will be a special downtown Fargo parade on Thursday, March 22, with the old-fashioned circus event beginning at 6 p.m. on Broadway, complete with circus acts as well as Shriners units, city officials, a marching band and a marching elephant.

This year's Shrine Circus will indeed be a 'circus of fun.' The 2007 Cindy Migley Circus spectacular will offer aerial thrill acts, Bengal tigers, high wire acts, the death defying double wheel, elephants, a passel of clowns and so much more.

Tickets for the performances are available online at, and at all area Hornbacher's, Stop and Go, Sunmart, Cash Wise Foods, and Dan's Oil locations. Free tickets for children nine years of age and younger are available at all local Bank of the West locations for the Friday night performance. Reserved tickets can be obtained at Ticketmaster outlets and the Fargodome.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in the Shrine Circus weekend of fun, beginning with the special celebration Wednesday evening at the West Fargo VFW.

For more information, call the West Fargo Pioneer office at 282-2443.