The Kent Family Circus is coming to the 2016 Logan County Relay for Life, to be held Saturday, April 30 starting at 6 p.m. at the Logan County Extension Ag Arena.
“We are so excited to be able to have this family come and preform. It is sure to be a good time and a great kick off to the night,” said Relay Chairman Courtney Wright.
As the name says, they are the Kent FAMILY Circus. A real family performing for your family. The Kent family has been performing for over 20 years providing magic and circus to companies, fair, festivals and more.
The Kent’s are a real family. Victor Kent, patriarch, started his career at the age of seven when his maternal grandmother gave him a simple plastic magic trick. He married, Mami (pronounced mommy), after meeting her in college. Little did she know that she would mother the seven most adorable talented children in the world. Each of the kids started off as magician assistants for their dad. But as time went on they each would meet various performers that would influence them to take on new talents.
The Kent Family Circus has mind-readers, tight rope walkers, trapeze artists, contortionists, magicians, jugglers, balancers, fire-eaters, side show geeks, hula hoopers, bull whip artists, lasso artists, dog trick performers, exotic bird acts, and more. Their goal is to bring the joy of circus entertainment to all people to the best of their ability and the extent of all creativity. They are devout Christians and try to reflect God’s light wherever they go.
Please don’t miss the Kent Family Circus and this year’s Relay for Life event. They will perform at the beginning of the Relay, so don’t miss it. Everyone is invited to come and join in the fight for a cure.
At the beginning of the Relay there will be an Opening Ceremony which will bring everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff that celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer, and remind us all that while we are winning this battle, fighting cancer is a year-round priority.
There will then be a Survivors Lap where cancer survivors take the first lap around the track. Cheered on by the other participants and the sound of upbeat music, the Survivors Lap lets all cancer survivors at the event celebrate their victory over cancer. There will be a Caregivers Lap as well where anyone who ever cared for someone with cancer walks a special lap so they can be honored. Caregivers can walk this lap with the person they helped if they are also present.
Also featured will be a Luminaria Ceremony. At the candlelight Luminaria Ceremony there will be a remembering of loved ones lost to cancer, support for people who currently have cancer, and honoring people who fought cancer in the past. It’s a powerful part of the event because it provides an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.
The Closing Ceremony celebrates what has been accomplished together. It’s also a time to remember the lives of those lost, and to commit to continuing the fight against this disease over the next year.
There will also be an auction held. Guest auctioneer is Brent Summers.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. If cancer has touched your life, participating in a Relay For Life event is a way to take action and help finish the fight. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those you have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer forever.
To contact Chris Cooper at [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.