DAY FOUR - SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH 2016
9:00AM REGISTRATION OPENS at the Abbott Plant
9:00AM MAGIC MINISTERS SESSION (more info) at the Methodist Church
9:00AM COLON ARTS & CRAFT FAIR (more info) until 4:00PM
9:30AM LECTURE - Joaquin Ayala at the High School
10:00AM ABBOTT'S DEALERS ROOM OPENS (more info) at Grade School
11:00AM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - at Craft Fair featuring Jania Taylor
11:30AM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller
12:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - outside American Legion featuring Jania Taylor
1:00PM COLON HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN TILL 4PM (more info)
2:00PM ABBOTT'S BENEFIT MATINEE "THE ABBOTT BOYS" at High School
Featuring Mark Holstein, BJ Mallen, Artie Kidwell, Gordon Miller, Mike Miller, plus the Talent Contest Winning Act!
(view seating chart)
2:30PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller
3:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - outside Colon Historical Museum featuring Adam Arcana
3:00PM - 6:00PM FACE PAINTING outside 5 Star Pizza by Carol Hendrix
4:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - outside Five Star Pizza featuring Trino
5:00PM MAGIC AND MORE LIVE - Sterlini's Magic Shop (more info)
5:30PM RIVER LAKE INN’S MAGIC SHOW & DINNER with Ron Carnell
8:00PM ABBOTT'S STAGE SHOW at the High School (Preshow Live Organ Music)
Featuring Nick Diffatte MC , Jay Mattioli, Martin Cox, Doc Swan, Tony Chapek, Ayala
(view seating chart)
10:00 PM DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School after show
10:30 PM ABBOTT PERFORMER AWARDS at Grade School after show
Winners of Special Awards:
Jerry Conklin Award (for outstanding service to the Get Together) - Steve Chezaday
Bill Baird/Neil Foster Award (manipulation) - Denny Haney
Senator Crandall Award (comedy): Puck and Scott Alexander
Jack Gwynn Award (presentation) - Jay Mattioli
Time stamps for this podcast:
00:00:12 - Gene Anderson has finished the book of his lifetime magical achievements and is autographing copies at this convention. Gene tells us some stories from the book and some that are not. He also talks about his association with the late Doug Henning.
00:20:48 - Brenda and Marty Hahne (Dazzling Magic) talk about their experiences in Branson, MO and here at Colon over the past several years. For a thoroughly enlightening podcast with Marty from the archives (March 2014) about his "Rabbit Tales" and the international notoriety he received for his permitting problems, Click Here.
00:29:22 - George Schindler, the Dean of the Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.) tells us what it's like to be "the Dean" plus many more stories about his travels and many friendships. This could have easily been a whole podcast...and perhaps some day I will record a full podcast with this legendary figure.
00:44:34 - Past President of the S.A.M., Ice McDonald, tells us about his experience here at the Get Together and what he likes best about it. Ice is part of the talent booked this week.
00:48:50 - Unveiling ceremony for renaming of a street in White Pigeon, Michigan to "Hank Moorehouse Avenue"
01:04:34 - Hank's widow, Jackie Moorehouse, talks a bit about her 28 year marriage to Hank.
01:07:10- Jeff Bibik helps me wrap up the convention as we say "so long and farewell" to the 79th annual Get Together.
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