National circus helps Christ Outreach Ministries

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Ringling’s circus coming to Wheaton

The Kelly Miller Circus could be labeled “as seen on TV” as it parades its way into Wheaton on Oct. 18 for a two show engagement 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Body of Christ Outreach Ministries Center Grounds.

The ministry is  also the sponsor. The 79-year-old Kelly Miller Circus, produced and owned by John Ringling North II, has garnered world-wide attention in 2017 with documentaries and news reports on HBO, PBS, OETA, RFD-TV, My-Network and in Europe on the Global Broadcasting Network. All have told the legendary story of the man who grew up under the wings of his father and uncle in the Greatest Show on Earth and now owns America’s One Ring Wonder.

“The new 2017 show is a 21st century contrast with the world’s circus roots and the 1884 founding of the Ringling Bros Circus in America,” said Ringling North whose grandmother was the only sister of the Ringling Bros.

The show contrasts elegant aerial ballet with aerial motorcycle, an erupting human volcano with jolly jesters, a counting zebra with a stubborn mule, magnificent elephants with cavorting canines, spinning hula hoops with rope spinning and fun for the young and the young at heart.

An important part for Ringling North is the help given to nonprofit and community groups who sponsor the Kelly Miller Circus. Known for its generous sponsorship program the show has been invited for return performances year after year. In addition to Covenant Motorcycle Ministries the circus has helped numerous churches, chambers, fire departments, city governments and numerous nonprofit groups.

For the Wheaton performances get tickets in Wheaton at D and D Oil Company, Wheaton Family Market, S.O.S Supply, in Cassville at Micheal's Hardware and at Security Bank’s - Cassville and Wheaton, Mo.

Performances are also set for Carthage and Neosho. See a detailed calendar at