In a ceremony held at St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, Florida in 1995, Karl L. King was posthumously inducted into the Circus Ring of Fame. That Ring of Fame is a walkway of plaques set in concrete memorials in the shade of Circle Park's palm trees, paying homage to more than 70 artists and entrepreneurs who represent the finest talent of the circus world. The photo above shows King's daughter-in-law, Lois King of San Antonio, speaking at the ceremony which was held in conjunction with the winter convention of Windjammers Unlimited. Before the ceremony, a 50 piece band of Windjammers, a national organization dedicated to the preservation of circus music, performed a concert of Karl King circus music.
the plaque unveiling
click to read inscription enlargement
Thanks to Nancy Olson for these photos
Pictured above with King Band Announcer Duane Olson and Conductor Reggie Schive, are from left, Michelle Dillard (grand-daughter of Karl King), Lois King (daughter-in-law of Karl King), and Dr. Miriam Page (great grand-daughter of Karl King).
Reggie and Donna Schive are pictured with Lois King, the wife of the late Karl King Jr.
Among the honored guests at the induction ceremony were
Reggie Schive, Donna Schive, Nancy Olson, and Duane Olson.
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