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Vol. LVIII, No. 9
May 5, 2006

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R&W Treats Kids, Families To Circus for Ninth Year

For the 9th year, the NIH Recreation and Welfare Association provided Premier Night for a select audience at the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus at the Verizon Center downtown. "This year's outreach program with R&W, Feld Entertainment, Washington Sports Entertainment and Easter Seals was a success," said Randy Schools, president of R&W. "This year we had over 10,000 attend, and with this program we have been able to give away, in the 9 years of programming, over 50,000 tickets. Not only was NIH our guest, but we were also able to treat Bethesda Cares, Camp Fantastic, the National Home for Children and Families, Easter Seals, area Boys and Girls Clubs, St. Ann's Home, the Police Pal program and Children's Hospital. It was a great event."

Ringmaster Tyron McFarlan kibitzes with (from l) Emgherber Hernandez Linzares, Sobeida Manzanero and her son Danny.

At left is clown Nari (Nari Tomassetti); at right is clown Jessi Wonderfool (Jessica Hoffschildt)

Clown Granpa (Alan Ware) entertains a guest.

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