|Posted on November 24, 2014 at 7:25 AM|
Fall is in the air in Peoria!! Our September meeting took the guise of our annual picnic. As we have in the past, we held this at Marquette Heights, and we thank Barb Griffin for securing the use of the pavilion. There were a number of members and guests, and lots of great food. The PMA supplied the chicken, the Gardner family supplied the drinks, everyone brought wonderful side dishes, and a handful of magicians supplied the entertainment after we ate.
September also saw the Diamond Jim Tyler lecture and the final two appearances at the Riverfront Market for 2014.
Our October meeting began with some business, mostly associated with the Teach-in and Houdini Tribute show. Scott Gardner won the drawing in our quarterly incentive program.
Our theme of rope magic was well represented beginning with an in-depth discussion and demonstration of ropes through body. Regis Kormick, Jay Zentko, Grant Golden, and Kyle Pfister all participated. Grant then demonstrated and explained the Pretzel Bow Knot that vanishes, and Silk Through Rope.
Michael Baker used pieces of orange and black tissue paper to make a Jack-O-Lantern mask. Brock Cassidy showed his furry dragon pet and Rodney Nordstrom showed how two chosen card values come together in spite of the deck being well shuffled. Actually he showed us the .001% of the time that it doesn’t work! It was kind of funny because the trick usually will work.