KOTA TV Meteorologist Mike Modrick did more than just the weather Thursday. He was inducted into the circus.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus raised their curtain Thursday, with our own Modrick welcoming the audience and receiving a certificate that made him a guest ringmaster.
Lights, smoke, music, and performers jump started the circus' "Fully Charged" program, while vendors offered spinning toys and popcorn to the audience.
One family says they couldn't wait to see the show. "We're looking forward to everything I guess. They've really been looking forward to the elephants and all of the acrobats and everything," said Melissa Davis with her children.
Jillian Kaplan, circus publicist, says the turnout for opening night was good.