Members brought many edible delights such as snacks, to appetizers, to desserts. Of course, what is a picnic without watermelon? P. J. and Tina Weber made sure we had that melon. The club provided the sodas, hamburgers, hot dogs, and any necessary tableware. Dr. Jack Vander Wal acted as our grill master by grilling the hot dogs and burgers to perfection.
After the “dinner,” it was time for an impromptu magic show with myself as the chairperson. MagicBob Zoerman opened the show with a mental match involving a choice of a three digit number, a little math, and a number on a play chart. When the song played, it matched to the number on the chart. Dennis Favreau followed with a linking ring gag and then performed Sam Sandler’s Illusion Fusion and Henry Evans’ 3D Advertising which included a two card transposition.
Gary Oisten added laughs as he presented a card to pocket routine and then repeated the routine in slow motion with the surprise of the card appearing in the opposite pocket. Ron Carnell amazed us with a three way open card prediction. Gary Laundre’ impressed us with three variations of his cut and restored rope routine. Gil Scott astonished us with a card at any number routine and concluded with an open card prediction in which two different colored decks were used. Peter Stobie demonstrated his rope skills by “snapping” a knot on a rope and performing Aldo Colombini’s Disappearing Knot. Dave got us with a pun. He produced a stuffed toy pig from a tip over box claiming it was a “pig knick.”
Wayne Ramsdell closed the show with a two coin transposition involving a centavo and a silver dollar in which the appearance of two silver dollars was a surprise and the centavo was revealed from his pocket.
Another fun picnic. A thanks to all who came and to our performers. Hocus Pocus Party is November 2. Details on our web site.