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Give the gift of laughter this holiday season -- support Shriners

Date: 11/16/2009

SPRINGFIELD The holiday season is fast approaching and as many start thinking about what to give as gifts, the Melha Shriners say they have just the answer. From now through Dec. 16, discount vouchers will be on sale for the 2010 Shrine Circus. The public can purchase the vouchers at $8 a piece. The normal price for Shrine Circus tickets is $12.

There is no limit on the amount of coupons purchased for next year's Shrine Circus at the Eastern States Exposition Coliseum. Those interested in purchasing the discount vouchers can log on to and click on the special holiday season promotion. Orders can also be made by phone by calling the Shrine office at 736-3647. The offer expires on Dec. 16.

Next year marks the 56th year for the Melha Shrine Circus at the Eastern States Exposition. For information about show dates and other details log on to the Web site.