The Day the Circus came to Town

 

 

The New Germany Fire Department brought the circus here in July 1979.  The event was a big success.  In the photo you can see an elephant.  In the evening after the show the elephant was hot so the handlers took it down below the school field and tied him to a large tree near, where Colleen MacDonald used to live, in the shade.  The elephant spend the night there and after the circus packed up and left, the grass under that tree grew for months at a super rate because of the "elephant fertilizer".  Thanks to Glen Veinot for the memories.

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