The Magic Continues as The Vanishing Wheelchair
Enters its Second Season in Asheville
“Magic, Mirth & Meaning” continues monthly at St. Mary’s Church at 337 Charlotte Street as a fundraiser for The Vanishing Wheelchair, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Bring the whole family to see story tellers, singers, magicians, and jugglers on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. The show is free to the public with donations greatly appreciated. The hour-and-a-half event celebrated its one year anniversary in February and continues each month with new and exciting features at each show. The magic continues April 26 and its talented members will then be joining the Weekend of Wonder, a magic festival appearing in Asheville May 2 through 4.
“A magic show has always been an ultimate goal of The Vanishing Wheelchair,” says T.J. Shimeld, president and co-founder of the non-profit. “It gives an opportunity for people to showcase their talents and work with one another as an ensemble. Everyone is the star of the show. We are delighted that the show has continued for a year, and keeps growing.”
The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. plans on using the money raised from these programs to begin monthly dinners at which people with disabilities can enjoy a meal together and attend workshops learning skills in performing, painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, and wood working. 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.
Inspired by the mystifying misdirection of Ricky D. Boone who uses magic and comedy to make his disability a great ability, The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. was founded by Ricky and author/theatrical performer T.J. Shimeld to teach the art of misdirection to encourage the world to focus on another’s ability rather than one’s disability; to guide youth in the discovery of their own talents; and to give youth a path to reach their full potential. Its purpose is also to provide entertainment, education, and inspiration to children of all ages in the hope that each will attain his or her God-given potential. And to print and publish inspirational books and literature. Its first publication is Ricky Boone’s biography, The Four-foot Giant and the Vanishing Wheelchair.
Author T.J. Shimeld and Ricky D. Boone will be available to sign books after the shows. A suggested donation of $10 for adult tickets and $5 for children tickets is appreciated. Tickets may be available at the door, but advanced reservations are strongly encouraged since seating is limited. Contact Magic Central, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite L, Asheville, North Carolina28804, or call 828-645-2941.
For more information contact T.J. Shimeld at email@example.com, 1129 Allman Ridge Road, Morganton, North Carolina28655. Call 828-391-6965 or toll free 1-866-407-9463.