Magic show to raise money for The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc.

Press release

From The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc.

Asheville’s First Monthly Magic Show Continues –a Benefit for The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Public Charity

Magicians, story tellers, musicians, and theatrical entertainers gather the third Saturday of each month to produce “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” at the Toy Boat Community Art Space, 101 Fairview Road, Asheville, North Carolina at 7:00 p.m. to raise funds for the non-profit The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. The family-friendly two-hour event showcases the talents of members of The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. The next show is April 20.

The “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” show displays the talents of people with varying disabilities and those who are helping them. “It is an opportunity for us to show what The Vanishing Wheelchair is all about,” says T.J. Shimeld, President of The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. “We are helping people with disabilities be part of something that helps others, and by helping others they gain meaning in their own lives.”

The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. plans on using the money raised from these programs to establish a universally accessible hands-on museum for children to explore the arts and sciences at which people with disabilities can work and learn skills in performing, painting, photography, music, crafts, and wood working.

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. was founded by Ricky and author/theatrical performer T.J. Shimeld to teach the art of misdirection to encourage the world to focus on another’s ability rather than one’s disability; to guide youth in the discovery of their own talents; and to give youth a path to reach their full potential. Its purpose is also to provide entertainment, education, and inspiration to children of all ages in the hope that each will attain his or her God-given potential. And to print and publish inspirational books and literature. Its first publication is Ricky Boone’s biography, The Four-foot Giant and the Vanishing Wheelchair.

Ricky Boone’s inspirational biography is T.J. Shimeld’s sixth book. Proceeds from the book benefit the non-profit charitable organization. To download a free chapter visit

Author T.J. Shimeld and Ricky D. Boone will be available to sign books after the shows. A suggested donation of $10 for adult tickets and $5 for children tickets is appreciated. Tickets may be available at the door, but advanced reservations are strongly encouraged since seating is limited. Purchase tickets online at, or contact Magic Central, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite L, Asheville, North Carolina 28804, or call 828-645-2941.

For more information contact T.J. Shimeld at, 1129 Allman Ridge Road, Morganton, North Carolina 28655. Call 828-391-6965 or toll free 1-866-407-9463.


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