By JULIE E. GREENE
There was a man who juggled pingpong balls with his mouth and a woman who spun to the top of the big top by her hair, but it was the elephants that stole the show Friday night at the Kelly Miller Circus.
"I like the elephants," said Megan Deckert, 3, who was snacking on a favorite elephant treat, peanuts.
Megan was an experienced circus spectator compared with her grandmother, Mary Holder, 50, of Boonsboro. Holder was attending her first circus with her granddaughters, Megan and Kayla Payne, 2.
Megan even rode an elephant at last year's circus.
The Kelly Miller Circus, which performed two shows at the Hagerstown Speedway on Friday, has been coming to the local area for about nine years as a fund-raiser for the Western Maryland Troopers Association, officials said.