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Throughout its history, the OABA has honored members for their service and contributions to the Association and the mobile amusement industry. Since 2001, the OABA has honored both deceased and living industry icons. The Hall of Fame program celebrates outstanding achievement and contributions to the growth and development of the carnival industry and those who served their national trade organization.

To be considered for the OABA’s Hall of Fame, a nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • Have been associated with the mobile amusement industry for a minimum of twenty years
  • Have contributed to the industry at large, in addition to his/her own business
  • Have made significant contributions to the preservation, leadership, education or design/technical services of the outdoor amusement industry

Click here to download Hall of Fame Nomination Form 
Click here for online fillable form

Applications must be completed and mailed to the OABA office by October 1, each year, for consideration by the Hall of Fame Committee and the Board of Directors. Nominees or their families will be notified not later than December of their induction into the OABA Hall of Fame which takes place at the OABA’s Annual Meeting in February. Nominations for this honor will not have to be made every year and will carry over into the next year. Contact the OABA office at oaba@oaba.org if you have any questions.

HALL OF FAME RECIPIENTS

 2020
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 Les "Corky" Powers Frank Zaitshik

 2019
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 Billy Dillard Michael Wood

 2018
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 Patty Sullivan Jane Vivona

2017
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Al De Rusha Wayne Pierce

 2016
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 Beverly Burback Jimmy Drew  Butch Netterfield 

 2015
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 Jean Anne Clair John Hanschen

2014
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 Earl "Butch" ButlerGuy Leavitt 

 2013
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 G. Wayne McCaryBob Johnson 

 2012
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 Irvin "Bingo" HauserWayne Kunz 

 2011
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 Tom Atkins Jeff Blomsness

 2010
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 Billy BurrWilliam Capell, Sr. 

2009
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Richard Janas
Richard Janas
Ed Murphy
Ed Murphy
Ron Burback
Ron Burback
2008
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Ward Hall
Bill Wilkerson
Bill Wilkerson
2007
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Buster Brown
Buster Brown
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Ray Cammack
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Bob Commerford
Jackie Swika
Jackie Swika
2006
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John Campi
John Campi
 Mack Duce
Mack Duce
Lloyd Hilligoss
Lloyd Hilligoss
Tom Powell
Tom Powell
2005
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  James E. Conklin  
    James E. Conklin
Irvin Deggeller  
     Irvin Deggeller
Carl Sedimayr Jr.  
     Carl Sedimayr Jr.
Lee Sullivan
       Lee Sullivan
2004
A.L. Kunz
A.L. Kunz
Father Robert McCarthy
Father Robert McCarthy
P.E.
P.E. “Pat” Reithoffer
Paul
Paul “Duke” Smith
2003
Harold Chance
Harold Chance
J.D. Floyd
J.D. Floyd
Bob Negus
Bob Negus
Paul
Johnny Portemont
2002
 William T. Collins
William T. Collins
E.James Strates
E.James Strates
John Vivona
John Vivona
Red Wood
Red Wood
2001
 Jimmy Floyd
Jimmy Floyd
Hub Luehrs
Hub Luehrs
Bernard Thomas
Bernard Thomas
W.G. Wade

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