LEXINGTON, KY – While the set-up spectacle of the Greatest Show on Earth is going on inside Rupp Arena this week the pachyderm stars from Ringling Bros. will help host “The BackPack Elephant Brunch” to raise awareness for this very important program through God’s Pantry. Just as an elephant never forgets, the Greatest Show On Earth® is hoping the people of Lexington will not forget about the real need in the community to help children battling hunger. The BackPack Program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations.
The event will feature some of the Asian elephant performers dining on carrots, lettuce, apples, fresh bread and watermelons but organizers are looking for a different variety of food for donation to the program. Spectators are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items like: Fruit cups, Nutra-Grain Bars, Microwavable Mac n Cheese, (single serve), ready to eat canned food, shelf stable milk products and 100% fruit juice boxes. The fun kicks-off at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 28 and will take place in the back lot of Rupp Arena.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is proud to present LEGENDS! Drama, surprise and wonder build the excitement so BIG that it could only be The Greatest Show On Earth®. Tickets for Legends are on sale now and are available through www.Ringling.com, Ticketmaster or the Rupp Arena box office. For more information, visit www.ringling.com
August 28: 7 p.m.
August 29: 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
August 30: 1 p.m., 5 p.m.