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Eclectic Circus is scheduled Saturday at Tamaqua church

Published June 07. 2013 05:03PM

An old church in Tamaqua will have excitement again as members of the Eclectic Circus, NGO Faces of the World and Amrev2 Band will combine their talents to host a two part circus show Saturday.

"Our Eclectic Circus is a community collaborative arts, dance and music collective," said member Amanda Carson. "We are striving to establish ourselves as an organization in order to further spread joy and creativity through charity work and public appearances."

The event, held at the old First Presbyterian Church located at 224 West Broad Street, will consist of two parts, a daytime kid's carnival from noon to 5 p.m. and an evening adult masquerade event from 6 p.m. to midnight.

NGO Faces of the World, a Tamaqua-based organization, has received sponsorship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, which is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

It is funded by the citizens of Pennsylvania through annual legislative appropriation, and administered locally by the Allentown Art Museum.

"The mission of Faces of the World is to assist empowering indigenous and aboriginal peoples around the world," said Carson.

"We have three goals we seek to accomplish in our fundraiser," said Stephen Bennett, Director of Faces of the World, Inc. "They are to raise awareness about our group by inviting the public to join us, to raise funds for both insurance and organizational needs in order to expand and to help restore the historic First Presbyterian Church."

The church, the venue for the event, is maintained by the NGO "Faces of the World."

In addition, Bennett will showcase portraits of the indigenous people he has met during his lifetime. These portraits are incorporated into local and international educational exhibits.

"Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the arts, music, and the historic roots of Tamaqua," said Dani Davison, Lead Coordinator of the Eclectic Circus. She added that funds will be raised through an admittance cost, refreshments, a raffle and by accepting donations

"With further expansion, our group plans to volunteer our talents to raise money for charities and entertain at nursing homes and hospitals," added Carson.

For more information about the groups and their events, visit them online via Facebook, www.facesof,, or by calling (570) 668-1622 / (570) 778-2668.

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