NEWS-DEMOCRAT: Circus fans coming to Normal, ‘trapeze capital of the world’

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The Belleville News-Democrat is reporting, “Circus fans will hold their annual convention in an Illinois community once known as “The Trapeze Capital of the World.”

About 100 people are expected to attend the Circus Fans Association of America’s convention in Normal. It begins April 18 and coincides with the 89th anniversary of Illinois State University’s Gamma Phi Circus, the country’s oldest collegiate circus.

The association works to generate interest in the circus and preserve it as an art form…”

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