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Columbia HS Magic Show Saturday, Larger Venue

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The Columbia High School Magic Club will present Michael Healy on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.  For the first time, the Club will present the annual show in the Columbia High School auditorium. Tickets, available at CHS and at the door, cost $5; a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ryan Burbank Foundation. The show is appropriate for all ages.

Michael Healy, who advises the Magic Club, says this year’s performance is not to be missed. “You’ll see many styles of magic,” he promises.

Columbia is known for offering a wide assortment of extracurricular choices to its students, and the Magic Club is a perfect example of the diversity of opportunities. The club has been in existence for eight years. It was created under Assistant Principal Healy.

In addition to his responsibilities at CHS, Healy is a professional magician who has been doing magic for over 40 years, though he wryly remarked to the audience: "I don't look that old, but I am."

The Magic Club meets on the last Wednesday of every month for approximately one and a half to two hours. In any one year, the club averages about 12 members. According to Healy, each monthly meeting "focuses on a specific type of magic trick, such as coin, card, money or silk." Members then have the responsibility to prepare a trick on this topic for the next month's meeting.

Saturday's performance will benefit Ryan Burbank, a Maplewood resident who was injured this summer.

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