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The sponsors and newly inducted members of the Circus Ring of Fame unveil their plaques on Sunday afternoon on St. Armands Circle.

24th Annual Circus Ring of Fame Inductions

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

The sponsors and newly inducted members of the Circus Ring of Fame unveil their plaques on Sunday afternoon on St. Armands Circle.

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Charles Schlarbaum’s plaque.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

Charles Schlarbaum’s plaque.

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Ward Hall’s plaque.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

Ward Hall’s plaque.

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The Atayde Brothers’ plaque.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

The Atayde Brothers’ plaque.

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Chuck Sidlow gets ready to blow the whistle that signaled the newly inducted honorees and their sponsors to unveil their new plaques on the circle.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

Chuck Sidlow gets ready to blow the whistle that signaled the newly inducted honorees and their sponsors to unveil their new plaques on the circle.

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Chuck Sidlow points out to Jean “Tarazan” Zerbini how his comment during his acceptance speech about leaving dollars on his plaque on the ring would be appreciated, actually gained him a few bucks.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

Chuck Sidlow points out to Jean “Tarazan” Zerbini how his comment during his acceptance speech about leaving dollars on his plaque on the ring would be appreciated, actually gained him a few bucks.

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Ward Hall holds his framed award out for the crowd to see. Unfortunately he was unaware that he was holding it up side down until someone jokingly corrected him.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

Ward Hall holds his framed award out for the crowd to see. Unfortunately he was unaware that he was holding it up side down until someone jokingly corrected him.

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Aurelia Canestrelli Nock stands between Andres and Alberto Atayde. Nock was the sponsor for the Three Atayde Brothers’ induction into the Circus Ring of Fame.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

Aurelia Canestrelli Nock stands between Andres and Alberto Atayde. Nock was the sponsor for the Three Atayde Brothers’ induction into the Circus Ring of Fame.

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The newly inducted circus legends stand with their sponsors for a photo opportunity near the end of the ceremony.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

The newly inducted circus legends stand with their sponsors for a photo opportunity near the end of the ceremony.

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Jean “Tarzan” Zerbini makes an emotional speech during the ceremony on Sunday.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

Jean “Tarzan” Zerbini makes an emotional speech during the ceremony on Sunday.

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Chuck Sidlow and Jean “Tarzan” Zerbini show off Zerbini’s framed award for being inducted into the Circus Ring of Fame.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

Chuck Sidlow and Jean “Tarzan” Zerbini show off Zerbini’s framed award for being inducted into the Circus Ring of Fame.

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Charles Schlarbaum makes a small speech after being inducted into the Circus Ring of Fame on St. Armands Circle on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

Charles Schlarbaum makes a small speech after being inducted into the Circus Ring of Fame on St. Armands Circle on Sunday afternoon.

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Ward Hall shows off his award to the crowd on Sunday. Hall said that his induction into the Ring of Fame is “the most wonderful honor [he] could possibly imagine”.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

Ward Hall shows off his award to the crowd on Sunday. Hall said that his induction into the Ring of Fame is “the most wonderful honor [he] could possibly imagine”.

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Alberto Atayde looks at the framed award that he received for being inducted into the Circus Ring of Fame.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

Alberto Atayde looks at the framed award that he received for being inducted into the Circus Ring of Fame.

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Chuck Sidlow holds out Alberto Atayde’s medal as Andres Atadye looks on, during the induction ceremony on Sunday.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

Chuck Sidlow holds out Alberto Atayde’s medal as Andres Atadye looks on, during the induction ceremony on Sunday.

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The circle was packed with people attending the 24th Annual Circus Ring of Fame Induction.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

The circle was packed with people attending the 24th Annual Circus Ring of Fame Induction.

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Past inductees Tony Scale, King of the High-wire, and Tino Wallenda, tight rope walker, pose together prior to the induction ceremony.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

Past inductees Tony Scale, King of the High-wire, and Tino Wallenda, tight rope walker, pose together prior to the induction ceremony.

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The Windjammers Unlimited Circus Band performed throughout the induction ceremony on Sunday.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

The Windjammers Unlimited Circus Band performed throughout the induction ceremony on Sunday.

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Jean “Tarzan” Zerbini’s plaque.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 |

Jean “Tarzan” Zerbini’s plaque.

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