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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

SARASOTA'S RING OF FAME


Induction Ceremony Honors New Members of Ring of Fame for Contributions to Circus Arts

The 23rd Annual St Armands Circle Ring of Fame induction ceremony takes place in St Armands Circle Park 1-3:30pm Sunday, January 17, 2010.

2010's honorees are: Tino Wallenda Zupe, a Highwire artist and grandson of Karl Wallenda; Rudi and Sue Lenz, a Popular Chimpanzee Act; Manuel "Junior" Ruffin, a veteran animal trainer, tent-master & train-master; Tony Steele, a Flying Trapeze Artist and Dime Wilson Family, a 2 generation clan who performed for nearly a century as clowns and in aerial & animal acts.

The Circus Ring of Fame has honored 66 people and groups for significant contributions to the circus. The Ring of Fame is located on the outer perimeter of the park in the center of St Armands Circle.

Photo: Louis Wery

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