The circus comes to town

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 January 2015 at 12:00 am

Billy Martin’s Cole All-Star team thrills at Albion

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The circus was back in Albion tonight with jugglers, acrobats, contortionists and clowns all in the ring.

In the top photo, Kevin Sadrak had the audience squirming with some of his contortions in the high school gym. Sadrak was among the perfromers in the Billy Martin’s Cole All-Star Circus. The group will be performing in Medina at the middle school for two shows on Friday at 5 and 7:15 p.m.

Billy Martin, the circus’s owner, welcomes the crowd at Albion. Some of the proceeds from the event benefit the Albion High School Close-Up Club.

The Fabulous Francy is a hoola-hooping sensation.

The show stopped for a moment so Vincent, one of the performers, could be recognized on his 13th birthday.

Two members of the Renowned Rinny Family from Argentina perform a juggling routine.

There were many lighted wands, swords and toys waving in the air by children in the crowd.

Johnathan, one of the Rinny family members, rides a 5-wheeled-high unicycle that is 20 feet tall.

Roger, a crowd favorite, provides some comic relief. He is pictured with Billy Martin. Roger would do a funny trampoline routine.

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