Gil Scott amused people with Jumping Coins, Charming Chinese Miracle, and Stand Up Monte. Bill Rasmussen baffled us with Rising Card, $ MMM Million Dollar Monte, Different Deck, “listening” to the deck to determine chosen cards, and Royal Flush. Wayne Ramsdell intrigued us with a Colombini routine called “1 – 23,” a three card monte, and One of Thirteen Precious Stones Selection Prediction. Peter Stobie amazed with a few coin sleights, freaked many with his Battery Recharged, and amazed us with a ring and rope penetration and a burnt match in hand vanish done to a poem made popular by Gene Anderson. Charles Bennett surprised us with a “truth or lies” card routine and followed with The Trick That Cannot Be Explained. Ron Carnell impressed us with a variation on Al Schneider’s Love Matrix. Dr. Jack Vander Wal performed with appeal, Cataclysm. Randy presented the vanish of two Chinese coins to the appearance of a miniature nun and a Svengali Deck routine.
After the magic, there was a “white elephant” gift exchange. President Michele Parkes read a poem which told each “numbered” person when to choose a gift. Then according to where and when in the poem that person could keep the gift or had to switch it with one or more persons. At the end, I doubt anyone had the original gift they opened. Also, each member received a metal business card holder with the name of the Ring.
What a fun holiday party. We thank Prez Michele for her work designing this party and all our performers. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year! Our friends of Ring 54 are hosting Michigan Magic Day 2012 in Lansing on April 20 and 21. Check out the talent and all details at http://www.michiganmagicday.com.