Story by Nancy Mace and James Meeks

The Carson and Barnes Circus came to town on May 2 at Elmer Thomas Park. Before their first show the circus called upon the Lawton Firefighters to assist in cleaning their elephants.

Those that came to watch the elephant washing also got a chance to see goats, a camel, donkeys, horses, alpacas and even a hippo. The Carson and Barnes Circus will have two shows on May 3rd at 2 and 5 p.m. The circus will then move to Altus, OK on May 4th to finish up their weekend visit in Oklahoma.

Below is a gallery of photos taken by Nancy Mace.