Clowns From Alhambra Shrine Circus Visit Children's Hospital

Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Four-year-old E.J. Stanley from Chatsworth, Ga. accepts some beads from one of the Alhambra Shrine Circus Clowns during their visit to Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.
Four-year-old E.J. Stanley from Chatsworth, Ga. accepts some beads from one of the Alhambra Shrine Circus Clowns during their visit to Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

Clowns from the Alhambra Shrine Circus toured patient rooms and performed a special skit in the play area at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Tuesday. 

The clown unit’s visit was in preparation for the 50th anniversary Alhambra Shrine Circus.  The Alhambra Shriners host the circus to promote their mission of caring for sick and injured children and to raise funds for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.  Local children who are critically burned or experience neuromusculoskeletal conditions benefit from their generosity through air or ground transportation to the hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio where they receive specialized care. 

The circus will take place Oct. 11-14, at Camp Jordan Arena in East Ridge.

Scarlett Heinzeroth, a five-year-old from Dunlap, Tn., gets ready to watch a skit performed by some of the Alhambra Shrine Circus Clowns at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.
Scarlett Heinzeroth, a five-year-old from Dunlap, Tn., gets ready to watch a skit performed by some of the Alhambra Shrine Circus Clowns at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

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