From a press release:
“Magic, Mirth & Meaning” announces summer magic show dates
“Magic, Mirth & Meaning” continues monthly at St. Mary’s Church at 337 Charlotte Street as a fundraiser for The Vanishing Wheelchair, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Bring the whole family to see story tellers, singers, magicians, and jugglers on June 28 at 6:30 p.m. The show is free to the public with donations greatly appreciated. The hour-and-a-half event continues each month, with summer dates of July 26, August 23, and September 20.
“A magic show has always been an ultimate goal of The Vanishing Wheelchair,” says T.J. Shimeld, president and co-founder of the non-profit. “It gives an opportunity for people to showcase their talents and work with one another as an ensemble. Everyone is the star of the show. We are delighted that the show has continued for a year, and keeps growing.” In fact, after each show there is at least one person in the audience who is either inspired to share perform with The Vanishing Wheelchair, or help the non-profit’s mission.
The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. plans on using the money raised from these programs to begin monthly dinners at which people with disabilities can enjoy a meal together and attend workshops learning skills in performing, painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, and wood working. Its ultimate goal is to establish a universally accessible hands-on museum for children to explore the arts and sciences at which people with disabilities can work and continue to learn these skills.
Inspired by the mystifying misdirection of Ricky D. Boone who uses magic and comedy to make his disability a great ability, The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. has garnered the public’s imagination has they see that anything is possible.
Tickets for the monthly fundraiser shows at St. Mary’s may be purchased online at www.VanishingWheelchair.org. A suggested donation of $10 for adult tickets and $5 for children tickets is appreciated.