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Magic Show fundraiser benefits children’s education

Plans are under way for Mineral Area College’s popular College for Kids (CFK) summer enrichment program, offered to kids entering grades 1-8. A scholarship fund-raiser for CFK, in the form of two magic shows performed by D.J. Edwards, is being coordinated for Saturday and March 4.

CFK Coordinator Pam Watkins said, with an interest in making the program more accessible to all children, MAC has made several changes this year including expanded hours, more class offerings throughout the day, and a clearer separation between programs for kids entering grades 1-4 and kids entering grades 5-8.

To help raise funds for scholarships for the popular summer program, MAC is hosting two Magic Shows, featuring Master Magician D.J. Edwards. The first show will be 2-3:30 p.m., Saturday, and a second show will be performed Friday, March 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the MAC Bookstore and cost $8 for adults, $5 for kids age 4-14, and are free for kids 3 and under with a paying adult. Both shows will be held at MAC’s Fine Arts Theater on the main campus.

“Mr. Edwards is going to perform the big illusions that he rarely gets to include in his other shows. He puts on such a great show with magic, juggling, and a bit of comedy thrown in. Kids and adults both really enjoy his performances,” Watkins said. “I was thrilled he agreed to help us raise funds for CFK scholarships so that more children can take advantage of the fun, interactive learning program this summer. Scholarships provide kids who may not otherwise be able to attend, the opportunity to participate in exciting, dynamic, learning experiences that are designed to boost their interest in learning and help build aspirations of attending college.”

MAC will offer a limited number of one-week scholarships to kids whose families meet the income eligibility guidelines for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.

For more information about the Magic Show, College for Kids summer program, or about the scholarships, call MAC’s Continuing Education Department at (573) 518-2342.

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