The circus returns a couple of towns over, in Oceanport, next week as an annual summer fundraiser to benefit the first aid.
The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars will kick off the first of three days of performances Monday, Aug. 13 at 4:30 p.m., followed by an evening show at 7 p.m.
General admission tickets are $16, reserved seating is $20 per ticket and VIP seating costs $23 each.
According to Carole Connor, co-chair of the event for the , this is the eighth year for the circus and is one of two fundraisers the squad holds throughout the year.
"They keep it fresh," she said of the production, which features elephants, tigers, French poodles, springboard gymnasts, a Russian Barre routine, a magician, the human cannonball, clowns and more.
While she was reluctant to give any exact figures for how much the event brings in, Connor said that they receive a percentage of ticket sales and get a larger portion for those purchased in advance.
Connor said it's been challenging raising money in the poor economy. "We try to do whatever we can," she said.