It was a "Hot" time in the city yesterday morning when entertainer, Mark Lippard, brought his fire eating, fire juggling, unicycling, stilt walking and balloon making show to downtown Cheraw for the Market on Market. A good time was had by all. Look for the market on Market the third Saturday of every month.
I wrote a book a few years ago I called "America's Elephants." I never had the money to have a printed version so it has always been available as an e-Book through my website and through Amazon.com. Little did I know how things would change so drastically in just a few short years.
As many of you know, I am deeply involved with the Circus Historical Society. Having been the Secretary for the last eight years, and the Treasurer for the last four years, I've gotten to know a lot of good friends over the years that I have never met in some cases. I've been producing our Newsletter, "News and Views" for seven years now. I keep the Facebook page and Group going as well as building the newly created companion website www.circuswagons.org The last article I had written was just published in the first issue of Bandwagon this year. It's all about the elephants that were on the Mills Bros. Circus.
I performed from 1973 to 1995 with a couple years off in between. I did an aerial cradle act for three years, low wire as a clown, trained llamas, ponies, then lions and tigers for 15 years. I am now a firefighter, a member of the Circus Historical Society and an author of several circus and carnival related subjects.