|Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:15 AM|
On March 1st we held our annual auction at Congregational United Church in Pekin, where our Past President is the pastor. Thanks to him for arranging this location for us. The event was filled with many tables of regular sale items and the auction block was humming with the larger and higher priced items. Lots of members sold their items and many others went home with their newly acquired goodies.
Our March meeting was called to order by PMA President Rodney Nordstrom. There were 13 members in attendance.
The topic was “Present your favorite magic trick or discuss your favorite magician”. It was interesting to get feedback on the most popular tricks and favorite magicians.
Much of the evening’s discussion was aimed at our annual show on April 5th at Expo Gardens’ Opera House.. Rodney outlined our goals this year. Media blitz will start next week with several television and radio appearances by our magicians. Our show lineup includes eight magicians and our MC, Jay Zenko on a Matinee and Evening Show, too. Many different disciplines of magic will be included, from manipulation to comedy, and from mentalism to illusions.
As part of our arrangement with Expo Gardens, we will be doing 20 performances at the Heart of Illinois fair in July.
Also in July will be a performance at the Riverfront Museum, in conjunction with their exhibit theme of “Believe it or Not”. In the same area of town, every other Saturday throughout the summer, we will have a tent at the Riverfront Farmer’s Market, where we will perform close-up.
As if that weren't enough, we are also planning a "Tribute to Houdini" for October and will be performing at the men's Bradley University basketball game later this year in front of over six thousand people! We want to thank all those who are volunteering to perform at the events this year and our backstage help, as well!