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Tip a Clown at Texas Roadhouse 

It was Tip a Clown night at Texas Roadhouse in Bangor. The restaurant teamed up with the Shriners for a fundraiser.The restaurant took on a bit of a circus theme – there were balloons, Andy the Armadillo was there, and Shriners Clowns were entertaining the kids and making balloon animals.There were envelopes at each table where folks could make a donation to the Shriners.The money raised will go to the Shriner’s Sneaker Fund.”It started about 1973, so about 37 years ago. In that time they’ve raised about 4 million dollars. It’s all going to research.” Says Charles Grindle, the Circus Director.The Shriners will be holding their annual circus on April 30, May 1 and May 2.Tickets for that event can be purchased in advance at the Anah Shrine Center in Bangor, or at the door.