Culpepper & Merriweather Circus returns to the area this weekend. The show has been moved to Centralia Rotary Park with a tent raising at approximately 11 a.m. The showtimes are 2 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15.
The circus began in 1985 when Robert Johnson, Jim Hebert, and Curtis Cainan alternated announcing, performing and selling concessions during each performance of the small show for the first year. The trio relied on donations to keep the show going. Over the years it was able to grow and add more employees, equipment, and animals.