The Marceline Chamber of Commerce met Aug. 8 at noon to discuss the circus and shop hop events happening in September and November respectively.
The chamber also went over community news from Chamber of Commerce committees.
The next Marceline Chamber of Commerce event is the circus happening Sept. 3. This is the fourth time the chamber has had the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus perform in Linn County. They will perform two shows Sept. 3, the first at 2 p.m. and the second at 4:30 p.m.
According to Chamber of Commerce President Shelly Herring, the circus has been a fun event.
“These people are very nice and they are great to work with,” Herring said.
The performances will be at the old Linn County airport. The family circus features a horse and pony act, two tigers, a lion and trapeze artists. Tickets for the circus will go on sale soon.
The chamber also went over a new event coming to Marceline. Chamber of Commerce member Rhonda Banks is scheduling the shop hop event to include Marceline this fall. The event features local businesses and encourages attendees to shop locally.
Shop hop began last year and featured area small businesses in Brookfield, Brunswick and Chillicothe. This year Chillicothe will not be participating and Marceline will be featured for the event.
Banks says the event is good for local business.
“This event was hugely successful for all of the towns last year,” Banks said.
Banks is working on having a charter bus take the event attendees to each location for shopping. The tickets are $25 and cover lunch, travel to all three towns, swag bag and ticket for an evening reception. Shop hop is scheduled for Nov. 3.
In other business, chamber committees covered local news. The Downtown Marceline committee reminded the chamber the annual wine and art stroll is coming up Aug. 25. The event will feature live music, many breweries, wineries and distilleries and an art paint out. This year the paint out will awarding more prize money than ever previously. The tourism committee addressed Toonfest coming up Sept. 15. The annual event will feature cartoonists and fun for all.