The Shrine Circus stops in Kearney raising money for kids with medical issues.

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Shrine Circus is all about laughs and helping kids in the community.

At Monday's performance it Kearney it was a dog and pony show, literally.

More than a dozen acts entertained the crowds all while raising money to help kids at the Shriner's Hospital. The Shriner's Hospital for Children is a network of 22 non-profit medical facilities. They help children with conditions such as orthopedic injuries, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip.

"As a clown it is fun to hear all the kids laughing and giggling and when you know it is all going for a good cause it makes it that much more sweet," said Jessie Plunkett, Shriner's Circus Clown.

Avery Brown, Chicago Boys Performer adds "My thing is dancing and getting the crowd to react to me. If I can draw the crowd in to how I am feeling, I am pretty sure I can send a few of them home with a happy smile on their face."

Shriner's Hospitals accepts all kids regardless of their ability to pay.

The funds from the circus on Monday are to help with transportation costs of getting the kids to the hospital.