UPDATE: All the circus tickets have been given away! Congratulations to the winners.
The circus is coming to town and your family could be the lucky recipient of free tickets courtesy of The Skanner News! The Wringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's circus has been one of the preeminent circus entertainment organizations in America for more than a century. Winners will receive four tickets to one of the shows held on Sept. 4 and 5at The Rose Garden. There will 20 winning families.
Here's what you need to do to win:
1) Find and click on the "Disaster Preparedness" button on The Skanner's homepage (www.theskanner.com). Somewhere on this page is a list of what you need for the 72-hour Emergency Kit. Tell us how much food and water is recommended to store in a kit.
2) Find your favorite story on our site published between July 14 and Aug. 13 by one of our staff writers – Lisa Loving, Helen Silvis or Brian Stimson. Tell us the headline, author and date it was published and the reason why you picked that story.
Email these two answers to FrontDesk@theskanner.com by noon on Aug. 31 with your name, email address and phone number. Winners, who will be selected at random, will be contacted on Aug. 31 by email and will need to pick up their tickets in person from The Skanner News office at 415 N. Killingsworth St. in Portland, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. by the end of the day on Thursday, Sept. 2. Winners are encouraged to donate four cans of food for the local food bank when they come to pick up the tickets.
No phone calls please. That will most certainly ensure you won't win. Winners names will be published in the paper and on the website after the contest is complete.