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2013 Circus Sarasota Gala

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 |

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Pete Adams and Jill Sheehan

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Pete Adams and Jill Sheehan

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Richard and Jordie Friedman

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Richard and Jordie Friedman

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Marcelo Spaghetti the Clown plays the harmonica while juggling bowling pins.

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Marcelo Spaghetti the Clown plays the harmonica while juggling bowling pins.

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I.J. and Valerie Pober

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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.

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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

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Nik Wallenda and Pedro Reis

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Pedro Reis, Lijana Wallenda, Dolly Jacobs-Reis, Erendira and Nik Wallenda

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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

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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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Pedro Reis and Dolly Jacobs-Reis

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Nik and Erendira Wallenda

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Nik and Erendira Wallenda

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Lauren and Bernard Walsh

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Lauren and Bernard Walsh

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Marlene Hauck and Phil King

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Marlene Hauck and Phil King

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Senator Bob Johnson and Representative Ray Pilon

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Senator Bob Johnson and Representative Ray Pilon

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Dr. Laurie Walmsey

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Dr. Laurie Walmsey

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Dr. Laurie Walmsey with her husband Anthony Brunetti

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Dr. Laurie Walmsey with her husband Anthony Brunetti

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Michael White draws a caricature of Marla and Jim Doss

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Michael White draws a caricature of Marla and Jim Doss

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Nancy and Joe McElmeel

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Nancy and Joe McElmeel

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Braun and Jeanne Graham

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Braun and Jeanne Graham

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Anna and Steve Whaley

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Anna and Steve Whaley

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Cynthia and Jonathan McCague

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Cynthia and Jonathan McCague

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Ursie and Bill Fairbairn

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Ursie and Bill Fairbairn

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Mary Anne Robinson and Ray Peper

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Mary Anne Robinson and Ray Peper

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Linda Joffe and Lowell Lakritz

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Linda Joffe and Lowell Lakritz

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Margaret and Bill Wise

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Margaret and Bill Wise

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Sophia and Ron Fisher

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Sophia and Ron Fisher

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Lonnie Bauler, Eric Manzi, Karen Smith-Lovejoy and Sean Gorathy

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Lonnie Bauler, Eric Manzi, Karen Smith-Lovejoy and Sean Gorathy

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Fran and John LaCivita

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Fran and John LaCivita

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Tess Koncick gets a kiss on the cheek from Donald Malowsky

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Tess Koncick gets a kiss on the cheek from Donald Malowsky

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Amy Keiser paints Katie Cassani’s face with flowers.

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Amy Keiser paints Katie Cassani’s face with flowers.

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Lonnie Bauler, Jaimi Crowe and Rebecca Wilborn

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Lonnie Bauler, Jaimi Crowe and Rebecca Wilborn

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Mike and Marie Pender with Steven High

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Mike and Marie Pender with Steven High

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Julia Jacobs Barreda

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Julia Jacobs Barreda

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Elizabeth Flower Duke and Arnold Duke

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Elizabeth Flower Duke and Arnold Duke

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Jorgen and Gudrun Graugaard

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Jorgen and Gudrun Graugaard

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Karen Bell

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Karen Bell

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Bob and Margaret Zak

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Bob and Margaret Zak

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Ann and Russ Copeman

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Ann and Russ Copeman

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Felize Schelaner and Dennis Rees

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Felize Schelaner and Dennis Rees

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Noriko Sidlow, Kay Rosaire, Chuck Sidlow and Linda Carson

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Noriko Sidlow, Kay Rosaire, Chuck Sidlow and Linda Carson

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Roseann and Martin Kelly

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Roseann and Martin Kelly

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Tony and Marcy Martino

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Tony and Marcy Martino

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Bradd and Sally Schule

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Bradd and Sally Schule

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Chuck Sidlow jumps in front of Bradd and Sally Schule

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Chuck Sidlow jumps in front of Bradd and Sally Schule

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Jack McKissock wore clown shoes to the gala.

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 |

Jack McKissock wore clown shoes to the gala.

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Kelly Mayer

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Kelly Mayer

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The Venturas

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The Venturas

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Janet and John Hunter

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Janet and John Hunter

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Gloria Moss and Jim Helmich

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Gloria Moss and Jim Helmich

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Kenneth Fake and Suzanne Fensterwald

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Kenneth Fake and Suzanne Fensterwald

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CJ and John Mercier have fun dressing up in circus costumes.

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CJ and John Mercier have fun dressing up in circus costumes.

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Julia Jacobs Barreda, Courtney Wyatt and Jennifer Mitchell

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Julia Jacobs Barreda, Courtney Wyatt and Jennifer Mitchell

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Dr. Rebecca and Dr. Louis Cohen

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Dr. Rebecca and Dr. Louis Cohen

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Jackie LeClaire and Steven Haber

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Jackie LeClaire and Steven Haber

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Bob Phillips, Sue Cumbie, Pam Daniel and George Augustin

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Bob Phillips, Sue Cumbie, Pam Daniel and George Augustin

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Chris and John Sancin

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Chris and John Sancin

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Dr. Ann Chauvet

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Dr. Ann Chauvet

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Dianna and Frank Colson

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Dianna and Frank Colson

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Pedro Reis speaks to the crowd of 425 guests that attended the gala Saturday night.

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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.

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A tribute video about Nik Wallenda’s tight rope walk across Niagra falls.

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Robin Eurich

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Robin Eurich

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Lisa and Terry O’Hara

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Lisa and Terry O’Hara

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Joey Panek and Christine Alexander

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Joey Panek and Christine Alexander

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Jose and Cathy Antunes

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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.

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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.

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The vases on each of the tables had fish swimming inside.

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The vases on each of the tables had fish swimming inside.

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Jim and Nikki Nilon

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Jim and Nikki Nilon

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Dolly Jacobs-Reis with her niece, Julia Jacobs Barreda

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Terri and Michael Klauber

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Terri and Michael Klauber

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Renee Phinney, Kimberly Marlow and Jenn McAlister

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Renee Phinney, Kimberly Marlow and Jenn McAlister

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Michael Klauber was the auctioneer for the live auction.

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Michael Klauber was the auctioneer for the live auction.

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Bradd and Sally Schule’s caricature

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sheylla Nicolodi

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Sheylla Nicolodi

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Willard Nicolodi

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Willard Nicolodi

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Willard Nicolodi used guests at the gala as his own live "dummies".

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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.

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

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