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Updated: 11/25/2013 08:00:01AM

Everyone loves a circus

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Cole Bros. Circus, which was in town last week, partnered with the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, providing complimentary tickets to individuals and businesses who donated food to the coalition. Charlotte Regional Medical Center donated 600 pounds of food, bringing the total to more than 1,000 pounds of food donated during a one-week period prior to the shows. Here, artist Maribel Bermudez paints a design on Kristina Jackson.

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Three-year-old Cameron Wilson and his dad, Rubin, decided to both get their faces painted at the circus.

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Elephant rides were a big draw at the circus. Here, Sebastien Torres rides in front of Mila Weinberg and her dad, Scott.

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Dylan Saley, 5, is super excited to be riding on a pony.


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Austin Mabie, 4, is hoping he can get one of the many light-up toys available.

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Jacob McCurry and William Doherty seem mesmerized by Perolito the clown.

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Perolito and Meatball the clowns pose for the camera.


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Clown Chips shows the children in the audience his juggling ability.

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Dan Baltulonis, senior marketing director of Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars, chats with Angela Hogan, executive director of Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, her husband, John, and son, Dylan, 11.

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Vendors Rafael Caea and Luis Toxqui are almost as interesting to watch as the show.

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Three-year-old Logan Holley is ready for the show to begin after having his face painted as Spider-Man and his new light-up toy gun.

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Punta Gorda resident Tommy Dandino, 8, rides the elephant with Tori Burbage.

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Angela Hogan, executive director of the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, rides under the Big Top on an elephant during intermission.

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Expert tiger trainer Vincenta Pages directs a white tiger during her performance.

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Eight-year-old Halley plays the tambourine as baby elephant Val plays the drum during their performance.

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Artistic aerial choreography was executed perfectly by the Cole Bros. Circus Corps de Ballet.

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Cole Bros. Circus, which was in town last week, partnered with the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, providing complimentary tickets to individuals and businesses who donated food to the coalition. Charlotte Regional Medical Center donated 600 pounds of food, bringing the total to more than 1,000 pounds of food donated during a one-week period prior to the shows.

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