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A trio of public events sponsored by the Seymour Lions Club were approved to be held on the city of Seymour’s property later this year.

Unanimous approval was given to the three celebrations, including a circus in June, an 80-year anniversary of the club in July and the club’s annual “Trunk-Or-Treat” event held in October.

“We appreciate everything the Lions Club does for Seymour, and I can’t see any problem in (the club) holding any of these things this year,” South Ward Alderman Nadine Crisp told Bob Crump, who appeared before city officials on behalf of the Seymour Lions Club.

First up is the circus, which will be held just south of the Seymour Safe Room on city property.

Brought to town by the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus Company of Oklahoma, two shows are planned for Sunday, June 6.

The circus originally was scheduled for last year; however, the national COVID-19 pandemic forced the event’s cancelation.

Next is the Seymour Lions Club’s 80-year anniversary celebration, which arrives Saturday, July 24, at the center of the square in the Seymour Downtown Park.

Crump said hotdogs, popcorn and a variety of other food and drinks will be served at no cost to the general public, as the event will be open to everyone.

The highlight of the celebration will be a free concert by singer Chelsea James, who now is a solo artist after performing several years with the band “Back Road Story,” which has played at the Seymour Apple Festival.

James will perform at 6 p.m. that evening in the park’s gazebo.

The final approved event, Trunk-Or-Treat, arrives the day before Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Typically, streets on the north and west sides of the city square are used for the children-based event, as well as the park’s gazebo.

Last year’s crowd was estimated at more than 1,000 in the downtown district.

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