Members of a special Port Chester family are getting a sneak preview of the upcoming performances of the Royal Hanneford Circus at the Westchester County Center.
On Friday, as the circus gets ready for its opening on Saturday, foster mother Margaret Adamson of Port Chester and her two adopted girls, Faith, 4, and Journey, 5, will step into the center ring and meet performers in the show. They'll be taking part in an announcement of a circus ticket giveaway that will benefit 100 foster parents and their children.
Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino said ticket giveaway has been made possible through a donation from Titan, a transit media company that is a longtime partner of Westchester County through advertising programs with the Bee-Line buses and the county airport. A ceremony Friday will include Ringmaster Billy Martin, Grandma the Clown and other circus performers who are in White Plains for this weekend for the 38th Annual Royal Hanneford Circus.
“The circus and childhood go hand-in-hand, so we are thrilled to offer a great circus experience to our county’s foster kids,” Astorino said. “The circus is a longstanding tradition in Westchester, and it is thanks to our strong corporate partnerships that these families will be able to enjoy the festivities free of charge. I want to thank Titan and the Royal Hanneford Circus for this generous donation.”
Adamson is a single mom who has been a foster parent for more than five years.
“Titan is very pleased to donate these tickets so that Westchester’s foster families can enjoy a great day at the circus,” said Don Allman, president and CEO of Titan. “Titan has had a great history with this county, as well as a longtime partnership with the circus. Contributing to the community continues to be extremely important to us.”
The Royal Hanneford Circus will perform nine shows Feb. 16, 17 and 18. Show times are 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. each day. Tickets are available at the Westchester County Center Box Office, 198 Central Park Ave., White Plains, or via Ticketmaster. Call the County Center at 914-995-4050 to purchase tickets today.