Last Chance to Catch the Magic This Summer!


Tickets: Magic, Mirth & Meaning,Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 pm



Bobini, Ricky D. Boone and Gil Carlson of The Vanishing Wheelchair

Bobini, Ricky D. Boone and Gil Carlson of The Vanishing Wheelchair

Last Chance for Summer Magic Shows, Benefiting The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc.

There is just one more chance this summer to see The Vanishing Wheelchair’s monthly magic show, “Magic, Mirth & Meaning,” at St. Mary’s Church, 337 Charlotte Street in Asheville, North Carolina at a new start time: 7:30 p.m. The hour and a half shows give an opportunity for people with disabilities to showcase their talents in story telling, magic, and music. The free show (with donations accepted) will appear on August 22. Before school begins, bring the whole family to enjoy this unique inspirational show. Summer may be disappearing, but the shows will continue monthly in to the fall.

Sharing inspirational stories is what The Vanishing Wheelchair is all about. The first phase of the non-profit’s mission was the publication of founder, magician, and magic shop owner Ricky D. Boone’s biography The Four-foot Giant and the Vanishing Wheelchair. Come to the show to witness Robert Jones’s story as the Great Bobini as he overshadows a hearing impairment with his magnificent magic.

The show “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” appeared and disappeared for several years since the non-profit’s founding on November 24, 2010. Its ultimate goal was to be a showcase for the talent of people with disabilities and those who wished to help them. On February 20, 2013 the show began appearing in Asheville on a monthly basis, finding its stride at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

The Vanishing Wheelchair has used the proceeds from the show to launch “All Things Possible” to teach skills in performing, painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, and wood working to people with disabilities. These workshops are available to other non-profits to share with their clientele. As of June 1, The Vanishing Wheelchair has moved its office to 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K in Asheville at which these workshops will take place. Its ultimate goal is to establish a universally accessible hands-on museum for children to explore the arts and sciences at which people with disabilities can work and continue to learn these skills.

Come support and see what The Vanishing Wheelchair is all about on August 22. A suggested donation of $10 for adult and $5 for children is appreciated. Tickets may be available at the door, but advanced reservations are strongly encouraged since seating is limited. Purchase tickets here online, 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 tjshimeld@gmail.com, 1129 Allman Ridge Road, Morganton, North Carolina 28655. Call 828-391-6965.