Circus performers give back to community during Macon stay
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus is taking time out of its Macon Centreplex performance this weekend to give back to the local community.
The circus teamed up with the "Beads of Courage" organization to distribute beads to children at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. On Friday, performers sat down with kids and provided encouragement to those in the hospital. Children and circus members are making necklaces and bracelets with the beads.
"These kids just remind us that what we're doing is worth something. when you're a part of the circus, you're immediately transported back to being a three-year-old kid with the shock and amazement of everything. Getting to give back to that little child is something that really touches all of us," said Circus Ringmaster David Shipman.
The circus is performing at the Macon Centreplex through this weekend.