The Ring of Fame has had many outstanding honorees over the years since the award’s inception in 2006. All the honorees have different yet similar stories. Their enthusiasm and love for the instrument led many of them to compose music for equally enthusiastic ringers. They gave of their time to lead various groups and to help organize events for ringers in their hometown, their state and often all of Area 11. They raised money and toured with young ringers; in some cases even inventing instruments to augment the sound of bells on these trips. Reading about those honored with the Ring of Fame award may inspire you or give you the courage to get involved with more than just your own local group. Volunteers for various tasks are always needed. The links below lead to each Ring of Fame honoree’s story.
2006 Inductees: Phyllis Anschicks – Colorado (Posthumously), Ed Duncan – Utah, John Faris – Arizona, Everett Hilty, Colorado.
2008 Inductees: Gail Downey – New Mexico, Tom Waldron – Utah.
2010 Inductee: Dr. William Wood – New Mexico.
2012 Inductees: Doug Benton – Arizona, Roy and Jennie Blomquist – Arizona