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2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Skip Land

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Pete Adams and Jill Sheehan
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Pete Adams and Jill Sheehan

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Richard and Jordie Friedman
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Richard and Jordie Friedman

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Marcelo Spaghetti the Clown plays the harmonica while juggling bowling pins.
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Marcelo Spaghetti the Clown plays the harmonica while juggling bowling pins.

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I.J. and Valerie Pober
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | I.J. and Valerie Pober

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Khera Smith and Bailey Yelding balance on a tight rope while Jacob Swe stands on stilts.
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Khera Smith and Bailey Yelding balance on a tight rope while Jacob Swe stands on stilts.

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Nik Wallenda and Pedro Reis
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Nik Wallenda and Pedro Reis

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Pedro Reis, Lijana Wallenda, Dolly Jacobs-Reis, Erendira and Nik Wallenda
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Pedro Reis, Lijana Wallenda, Dolly Jacobs-Reis, Erendira and Nik Wallenda

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Pedro Reis and Dolly Jacobs-Reis with Erendira and Nik Wallenda
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Pedro Reis and Dolly Jacobs-Reis with Erendira and Nik Wallenda

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Pedro Reis and Dolly Jacobs-Reis
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Pedro Reis and Dolly Jacobs-Reis

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Nik and Erendira Wallenda
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Nik and Erendira Wallenda

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Lauren and Bernard Walsh
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Lauren and Bernard Walsh

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Marlene Hauck and Phil King
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Marlene Hauck and Phil King

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Senator Bob Johnson and Representative Ray Pilon
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Senator Bob Johnson and Representative Ray Pilon

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Dr. Laurie Walmsey
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Dr. Laurie Walmsey

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Dr. Laurie Walmsey with her husband Anthony Brunetti
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Dr. Laurie Walmsey with her husband Anthony Brunetti

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Michael White draws a caricature of Marla and Jim Doss
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Michael White draws a caricature of Marla and Jim Doss

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Nancy and Joe McElmeel
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Nancy and Joe McElmeel

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Braun and Jeanne Graham
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Braun and Jeanne Graham

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Anna and Steve Whaley
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Anna and Steve Whaley

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Cynthia and Jonathan McCague
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Cynthia and Jonathan McCague

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Ursie and Bill Fairbairn
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Ursie and Bill Fairbairn

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Mary Anne Robinson and Ray Peper
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Mary Anne Robinson and Ray Peper

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Linda Joffe and Lowell Lakritz
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Linda Joffe and Lowell Lakritz

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Margaret and Bill Wise
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Margaret and Bill Wise

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Sophia and Ron Fisher
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Sophia and Ron Fisher

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Lonnie Bauler, Eric Manzi, Karen Smith-Lovejoy and Sean Gorathy
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Lonnie Bauler, Eric Manzi, Karen Smith-Lovejoy and Sean Gorathy

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Fran and John LaCivita
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Fran and John LaCivita

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Tess Koncick gets a kiss on the cheek from Donald Malowsky
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Tess Koncick gets a kiss on the cheek from Donald Malowsky

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Amy Keiser paints Katie Cassani’s face with flowers.
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Amy Keiser paints Katie Cassani’s face with flowers.

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Lonnie Bauler, Jaimi Crowe and Rebecca Wilborn
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Lonnie Bauler, Jaimi Crowe and Rebecca Wilborn

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Mike and Marie Pender with Steven High
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Mike and Marie Pender with Steven High

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Julia Jacobs Barreda
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Julia Jacobs Barreda

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Elizabeth Flower Duke and Arnold Duke
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Elizabeth Flower Duke and Arnold Duke

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Jorgen and Gudrun Graugaard
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Jorgen and Gudrun Graugaard

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Karen Bell
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Karen Bell

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Bob and Margaret Zak
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Bob and Margaret Zak

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Ann and Russ Copeman
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Ann and Russ Copeman

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Felize Schelaner and Dennis Rees
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Felize Schelaner and Dennis Rees

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Noriko Sidlow, Kay Rosaire, Chuck Sidlow and Linda Carson
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Noriko Sidlow, Kay Rosaire, Chuck Sidlow and Linda Carson

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Roseann and Martin Kelly
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Roseann and Martin Kelly

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Tony and Marcy Martino
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Tony and Marcy Martino

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Bradd and Sally Schule
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Bradd and Sally Schule

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Chuck Sidlow jumps in front of Bradd and Sally Schule
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Chuck Sidlow jumps in front of Bradd and Sally Schule

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Jack McKissock wore clown shoes to the gala.
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Jack McKissock wore clown shoes to the gala.

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Kelly Mayer
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Kelly Mayer

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The Venturas
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | The Venturas

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Janet and John Hunter
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Janet and John Hunter

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Gloria Moss and Jim Helmich
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Gloria Moss and Jim Helmich

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Kenneth Fake and Suzanne Fensterwald
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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Kenneth Fake and Suzanne Fensterwald

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CJ and John Mercier have fun dressing up in circus costumes.
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | CJ and John Mercier have fun dressing up in circus costumes.

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Julia Jacobs Barreda, Courtney Wyatt and Jennifer Mitchell
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Julia Jacobs Barreda, Courtney Wyatt and Jennifer Mitchell

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Dr. Rebecca and Dr. Louis Cohen
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Dr. Rebecca and Dr. Louis Cohen

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Jackie LeClaire and Steven Haber
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Jackie LeClaire and Steven Haber

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Bob Phillips, Sue Cumbie, Pam Daniel and George Augustin
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Bob Phillips, Sue Cumbie, Pam Daniel and George Augustin

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Chris and John Sancin
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Chris and John Sancin

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Dr. Ann Chauvet
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Dr. Ann Chauvet

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Dianna and Frank Colson
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Dianna and Frank Colson

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Pedro Reis speaks to the crowd of 425 guests that attended the gala Saturday night.
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Pedro Reis speaks to the crowd of 425 guests that attended the gala Saturday night.

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A tribute video about Nik Wallenda’s tight rope walk across Niagra falls.
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | A tribute video about Nik Wallenda’s tight rope walk across Niagra falls.

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Robin Eurich
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Robin Eurich

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Lisa and Terry O’Hara
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Lisa and Terry O’Hara

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Joey Panek and Christine Alexander
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Joey Panek and Christine Alexander

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Jose and Cathy Antunes
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Jose and Cathy Antunes

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The gala benefiting Circus Sarasota’s Sailor Circus had 425 guests, a silent and live auction, musical entertainment and performances by Nik Wallenda, Pedro Reis and other circus acts.
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | The gala benefiting Circus Sarasota’s Sailor Circus had 425 guests, a silent and live auction, musical entertainment and performances by Nik Wallenda, Pedro Reis and other circus acts.

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The vases on each of the tables had fish swimming inside.
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | The vases on each of the tables had fish swimming inside.

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Jim and Nikki Nilon
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Jim and Nikki Nilon

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Dolly Jacobs-Reis with her niece, Julia Jacobs Barreda
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Dolly Jacobs-Reis with her niece, Julia Jacobs Barreda

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Charlie Lenger, Ray Peper and Sen. Bob Johnson won for best dressed at the gala.
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Charlie Lenger, Ray Peper and Sen. Bob Johnson won for best dressed at the gala.

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Charlie Lenger decorated her dress with Nik Wallenda crossing Niagra Falls by using stick-on pearls, fabric paint and magic markers. Wallenda signed her dress at the gala.
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Charlie Lenger decorated her dress with Nik Wallenda crossing Niagra Falls by using stick-on pearls, fabric paint and magic markers. Wallenda signed her dress at the gala.

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Terri and Michael Klauber
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Terri and Michael Klauber

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Renee Phinney, Kimberly Marlow and Jenn McAlister
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Renee Phinney, Kimberly Marlow and Jenn McAlister

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Michael Klauber was the auctioneer for the live auction.
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Michael Klauber was the auctioneer for the live auction.

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Bradd and Sally Schule’s caricature
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Bradd and Sally Schule’s caricature

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Lindy Smith poses within a picture frame with Chuck Sidlow after she and Jack McKissock won the live auction to go with Nik Wallenda to the Grand Canyon in June. The final price was $16,000.
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Lindy Smith poses within a picture frame with Chuck Sidlow after she and Jack McKissock won the live auction to go with Nik Wallenda to the Grand Canyon in June. The final price was $16,000.

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Nik Wallenda, Pedro Reis and Blake Wallenda wowed the crowd with their high wire act. It has been 30 years since Reis was last up on the high wire.
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Nik Wallenda, Pedro Reis and Blake Wallenda wowed the crowd with their high wire act. It has been 30 years since Reis was last up on the high wire.

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Sheylla Nicolodi
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Sheylla Nicolodi

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Willard Nicolodi
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Willard Nicolodi

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Willard Nicolodi used guests at the gala as his own live "dummies".
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Willard Nicolodi used guests at the gala as his own live "dummies".

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Sailor Circus’ Anthony Congdon and Ian Laidlaw performed an amazing balancing act during the gala.
2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | Sailor Circus’ Anthony Congdon and Ian Laidlaw performed an amazing balancing act during the gala.

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