Winder Farms and Comedy-Magician Mac King “Deliver Magic”
To Gordon M. McCaw Elementary School
Winder Farms Presented a $2,500 Check and Mac King Performed
During Special School Assembly on Oct. 16
Winder Farms, Comedy-Magician Mac King and The Public Education Foundation surprised the students at Gordon M. McCaw Elementary School with a special visit on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The event was the culmination of the Second Annual Delivering Magic Book Drive and featured performances from Mac King, and a $2,500 check presentation and snacks from Winder Farms.
In September, Winder Farms partnered with Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour and Clark County READS for The Second Annual Delivering Magic Book Drive to provide local public elementary schools with much needed funds and books. Winder Farms customers donated new and gently used books for local elementary school children and were rewarded for their generosity with free tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show, and a chance to win free groceries and the opportunity to direct money to the public elementary school of their choice. This year’s first place winner, Charity Kerr, chose Gordon McCaw Elementary School to win the donation and special assembly.
Winder Farms presented a $2,500 check to the school’s principal, Jennifer Furman-Born, during the special assembly. Then students were treated to a special performance by Harrah’s Headliner and Comedy Magician Mac King, where he performed some magic tricks and talked with the students about the importance of reading and the impact it had on his life. After the assembly, Winder Farms representatives were on site to hand out fresh fruit and chocolate milk and students were able to meet “Mookie” the Winder Farms Mascot.
About Winder Farms
Winder Farms delivers more than 300 farm fresh products to homes in Utah, Las Vegas and Mesquite, NV every week. As a “farmers market on wheels” product choices includes all natural dairy items, eggs and cheese, fruits and vegetables, salads, meats, freshly made pasta, fresh baked breads, dinner entrees and much more. It is easy to get started—customers simply place a standing order for delivery each week, and can make changes online by 8 p.m. the night before the scheduled delivery date. The items are then delivered in a cooler outside the customer’s home before 8 a.m. Learn more by visiting winderfarms.com.
About Mac King
Now in his 12th year of headlining afternoons at Harrah’s Las Vegas, Mac King has been consistently lauded throughout his impressive run, including recently being named “Best Strip headliner” in the Las Vegas Weekly’s 2011 annual Vegas’ best awards. Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll named his show the “Best Bargain Show” for eight straight years (2003-2011) and deemed him “Favorite Male Las Vegan” in 2008. King has also been honored as Magic Magazine’s “Funniest Act in Magic,” the World Magic Awards’ “Best Comedy Magician” and the Magic Castle’s “Magician of the Year.”
Sought after worldwide, King has made television appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and all five of NBC’s “The World’s Greatest Magic” TV specials. King has also made several appearances at the “Just For Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal, and was a featured performer in the “Masters of Magic” series at the Luminato Festival in Toronto, Canada.
King, one of today’s brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at Harrah’s Las Vegas at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theatre. Tickets are $29.95 plus tax. Additional information on The Mac King Comedy Magic Show can be found by visiting www.mackingshow.com.
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About Clark County READS
Clark County READS is a literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation, in partnership with the Clark County School District. Clark County READS was launched in 2001 to improve student achievement by recruiting volunteer reading partners and providing books to schools and their students. Since then, Clark County READS has expanded to include initiatives such as the Family Literacy Program, Library Upgrade Program, Reading Is Fundamental and Reach Out and Read. For more information about Clark County READS, call 702.799.1042.
About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation brings together business and community leaders to support smart, bold initiatives that will improve our public schools – initiatives that champion excellence and produce significant gains in student achievement. The Foundation, a nonprofit organization, empowers innovative education strategies and the best of private-sector thinking. Consequently, the Foundation seeks to spur a community-wide effort to reinvent public education by enhancing teacher effectiveness and ensuring accountability. Since 1991, the Foundation has raised nearly $80 million to improve teaching and learning in Southern Nevada’s public schools. For more information about the Foundation, go to www.thepef.org.