I have had the pleasure of spending two days up in the Dalton, GA area performing at two of their elementary schools. I had a blast at both schools and have a few highlights to share here on the blog!
Highlight #1 On the first day of the trip, I was able to have a special meet and greet during lunch with two students selected from each class. We all ate in the media center and I think everyone had a great time - the kids asked some awesome questions and we had some fun discussions on magic, magicians, and books. I also met one student who was a fellow magician - and he even showed me a card trick - and then he let me borrow the deck of cards for some impromptu card magic for everyone! Fun times! Below is a picture of the event!
Highlight #2 This photo of one of the teachers who is showing everyone her muscle. Normally I have to show the volunteers what to do, but it was like she was reading my mind and knew exactly what to do ahead of time! She even busted out a John Cena "You Can't See Me!" at the end. Awesome volunteer!
Highlight #3 When I walked into the school on the second day of my visit I had a huge sign in the gym waiting for me, along with a smaller sign around the official "Autographing Station" where I signed posters for all the students who got one of my books. I was also treated to a homemade meal by the media specialist which was scrumptious - and it even included homemade dessert!
Highlight #4 As I was getting ready to set up in front of the aforementioned sign, it was brought to my attention that a certain magical educator had made the front page of the local paper from the shows the day before. I was given a copy of said newspaper and to say that I was excited is an understatement! I can't wait for the article to be published that they are working on for a future addition! Here's a brief glimpse of it!
Highlight #5 Great audiences! All eight shows had great groups of students and teachers in attendance. Every show was fun and the folks who came up to volunteer all did amazing jobs. Here's a brief clip of audience reactions and some of the student/teacher volunteers! Enjoy!
This is a great shot of some super excited and surprised reactions! They just saw the grand finale to the oldest magic trick in the world. What is the oldest magic trick in the world? Book the program for your school and find out!