The circus comes to town on October 13th!
Remember, they walk through the streets and have a feeding on Hanover St.!

Nominate Local Children Who Give Back To The Community For The Barnum Award, Presented by The Greatest Show On Earth®
Nominate Local Children Who Give Back To The Community For The Barnum Award, Presented by The Greatest Show On Earth®

Three Nominees Will Be Awarded CASH Grants Up to $1000 on October 13, Opening Night at TD Garden

BOSTON, MA (August 30, 2010) – The Greatest Show On Earth® is coming to Boston’s TD Garden from October 13-17, 2010 with the all-new production, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents ZING ZANG ZOOM®. To celebrate the show and the two-year celebration of the 200th anniversary of P.T. Barnums birth, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is pleased to announce the launch of The Barnum Award.

Honoring the spirit of the founder of The Greatest Show On Earth® and his inspirational contributions to society, The Barnum Award seeks to identify and celebrate children who give back to their own communities in creative, fun, and innovative ways. Nominations can be submitted online at www.thebarnumaward.com.

The Barnum Award program is designed to recognize and support children ages six to 14, who have created social good and enriched their local community through their own inventive and pioneering actions. Award recipients in more than 75 cities throughout the United States will be chosen by a panel of distinguished local luminaries, and will receive award medals and grants to fund future local service projects. Nominees will be judged on the impact of their accomplishments, creativity and innovation, and their inspiration to others relating to their cause. Nominators are required to be over the age of 21, and must fill out a short questionnaire about the child they feel is making a difference in the community.

The Barnum Award debuts as our nations leadership asks people to identify needs in their community and engage in meaningful service to create change.

Three award recipients will be chosen from participating cities where Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performs. The Gold Barnum Award Recipient will receive a medallion and a $1,000 grant, the Silver Barnum Award Recipient will receive a medallion and a $750 grant, and the Bronze Barnum Award Recipient will receive a medallion and a $500 grant. Grants are to be used to fund future community service endeavors. Additionally, all three award recipients will be honored at a pre-show award ceremony during the opening night performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents ZING ZANG ZOOM® at the TD Garden on Wednesday, October 13, 2010.

For more information about The Barnum Award and how to nominate a child who is making a difference in your community, visit www.thebarnumaward.com.

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