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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Public invited to Lion Club magic show

By Gleaner Staff

Evansville Courier & Press

Posted September 13, 2011

The public is invited to the Grand Illusion Magic Show at 7 p.m. Saturday in the South Middle School gym.
The event is sponsored by the Henderson City Lions Club and features Roger and Lee Ann Despard in the largest magic show of its kind in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Ohio.
According to a press release, Roger Despard is still performing Harry Houdini's "death-defying Milk Can Escape."
The magic show will also include razor-sharp swords, a woman being levitated and many more illusions.
The couple has performed throughout 30 states, worked with Ed McMahon, appeared on WGN's Bozo Circus among other television programs, a press release said.
Officials said that during the last 20 years, Roger and Lee Ann Despard have raised more than $1 million for groups such as the Lions, Kiwanis and Rotary clubs and D.A.R.E. programs.
Proceeds from Saturday night's performance will go toward purchasing eyeglasses for those who can't afford them.
Ticket prices in advance are $7.50. At the door the prices are $10 for adults, $7.50 for elementary students and children 5 and under are admitted for free.

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