The Carson and Barnes Circus will bring a sampling of their clowns and comedic entertainment to the Mount Vernon schools Thursday, March 10. The impromptu campus visit is a preview of the circus performance to benefit Franklin County Sports Complex on Monday, March 21. The clowns contribute a great deal of joy to the big Carson and Barnes Circus and its audiences. The show presentation blends over eight decades of circus tradition with up-close audience viewing, achieving a new height in quality family entertainment. For more information, see the March 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.