Circus 'rings in' fun day for Rockdale
Yes, elephants. The Carson & Barnes Circus came to town, an event sponsored by the Rockdale Rotary Club that drew two large crowds under the big top.
The event raised $1,776 for Rotary activities, including the annual Rotary Club scholarships which are presented every spring to deserving Rockdale High School seniors.
The Rockdale stop was part of Carson & Barnes' 73rd annual tour of the United States.
The circus boasts what's touted as the "biggest big top on earth," a tent that covers an area almost the size of a football field.
Carson & Barnes also features the world's largest traveling menagerie.
The circus travels to 200 towns in a 10-month season.
Acts included aerial trapeze, high wire, motorcycle acrobatic teams, jugglers, clowns, camels, dogs, horses and more.
And, of course, elephants.