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The Lower Mainland Bookcrossing Meetup Group Message Board › Fundraisers should be fun. The recent based-on-a-true-story (book) movie

Fundraisers should be fun. The recent based-on-a-true-story (book) movie

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Novel Fundraising - Kreskin "Hide the Money" Magic Replication Kids Show for PAC's?

Fundraisers should be fun. The recent based-on-a-true-story (book) movie, "The Great Buck Howard" provides an inspiration as to how to get an audience to participate in a "benefit" show, giving money, and yet have fun.

Here's my idea: Organize a parents & kids fundraiser where donations are placed in a bag, along with the name and address of each donor. They can even write their names on the paper money bills. Then, give the magician 5 minutes to find the Bag O' Money which will be hidden by one of the kids, or a group of kids, just like the Great Buck Howard movie. If the magician doesn't find the Bag Of Money, it reverts to the charity. If the magician finds the Bag Of Money, the magician keeps a portion of it. The event will also feature free balloon animals and face painting for children, just like a mini Vancouver Children's Festival.

Here's a link to the Great Buck Howard movie trailer­

The Buck Howard movie is based on the true live of the Amazink Kresskin who would douse for money that the audience provided. If Kresskin could not find the money (his fee for the show), the money went to a charity.

Is there a Vancouver magician that can do the Kresskin magic trick replication? Yes, there is, and it is part of a kids entertainment group. The magician's contact info is in this video clip:­

Background info:

Here's a link to a Kresskin review:
The Amazing Kreskin - Review by Neil Slade
Last night I went see The Amazing Kreskin-- all in research of more "amazing" brain of any variety. .... is where Kreskin finds his hidden paycheck- which he forfeits his entire ... I mean- real money at stake here! in that auditorium. ...


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