Vy Trinh, 9, of Lawrenceville, sits in the center ring of the three-ring circus with Andrew Hicks the clown, while the arial performer hangs high above the ground.

Gas South hosts the Metro Atlanta Mayor’s Association Night at the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey circus at Gwinnett Arena for families with special needs on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Jenni Girtman / Atlanta Event Photography