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Memorial Services for Struppi Hanneford 

Posted 11/17/2014 12:37:18 PM by Don Covington
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Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Sarasota, Florida
Struppi Hanneford will be memorialized in Sarasota in December.


New Book Features Circus Photos 

Posted 11/15/2014 12:41:30 AM by Don Covington
News from Norma Quintana viewed 109 times

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - San Francisco, California
A new photography collection features photos taken on Circus Chimera.


College Professor was Circus Clown 

Posted 11/15/2014 12:20:06 AM by Don Covington
News from Union College News viewed 109 times

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - Schenectady, New York
Union College professor John Rieffel was once a member of clown alley on the Greatest Show on Earth.


Circus Now Membership Drive 

Posted 11/14/2014 11:34:41 PM by Don Covington
News from Circus Now viewed 134 times

Friday, November 14, 2014 - cyberspace
Circus Now, a new circus support organization, is looking for new members.


Ernie Tarbox, Helen Billetti Warburton Pass Away 

Posted 11/13/2014 8:06:02 AM by Mort Gamble
News from editor viewed 94 times

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - News
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The Purpose of the Circus Fans Association of America is:

  • Education & Understanding - To provide educational resources related the circus. To promote an understanding and appreciation of the art of the circus.
  • Communication  - To be a point of contact between the people of the circus, artists or executives, and the outside world.
  • Support - To help ensure the Circus will continue to exist among us as a social, educational and recreational art form. Visit our Calendar page to view support events..
  • Preservation- The National Circus Preservation Society (NCPS) is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization affiliated with CFA. Its main goal is to develop, promote, and advance information and knowledge for a better understanding of the American Circus, and to preserve the circus as part of
    American history.
  • Publishing - CFA has been publishing The White Tops, the official magazine of the CFA, since 1928.


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