'Just clowning around': Carlee and Charlie spread the word

about the Kelly Miller Circus

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[September 22, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

Carlee and Charlie are in reality Sherri and David Shepherd. They have been clowning around together since 1995. Married and with four grown children, Sherri was the first to get involved with clowning, but it eventually proved to be contagious and David got involved as well.

The couple work together performing their act in a variety of venues. While they specialize in children's birthday parties, they also entertain at schools, churches, parades and many community events. They have made regular visits to residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities as part of Circus Sarasota's "humor therapy" clown group, Laughter Unlimited.

This is their second year of working with the Kelly Miller Circus as their promoters. The Shepherds are not a part of the actual circus.

Pictures by Geoff Ladd, Karen Hargis and Nila Smith

The Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Lincoln. The circus will roll into town on Saturday, Oct. 6, to set up on the front lawn of the Best Western Plus on Lincoln Parkway / Historic Route 66.

The day will be filled with activities, all to raise funds the preservation project  for The Mill on 66, spearheaded by the Route 66 Heritage Foundation.


Carlee and Charlie travel around town in their circus clown  car, "OTTO."

Carlee and Charlie stopped in at Kroger to pass out fliers and do a meet and greet with shoppers.





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