Perhaps one of the busiest and most exciting days in the Get Together history took place Aug 5th, starting 9am with the Magic Ministers, followed by highlights such as the Stage Talent Contest, James Dimmare Lecture, closeup Show, evening show, fireworks…

But for certain history was made Friday evening when John Calvert walked on stage and performed a dancing hank routine on the day of his 100th Birthday to a full house. The longest running magic show in the world just began a second century of entertaining and the crowd responded with a standing ovation.

After a massive firework display (put on annually by the Colon Chamber of Commerce), John Calvert returned to the Abbott dealer room where two cakes and a full dealers room greeted him with a rounding verse of “Happy Birthday”. The cake was shared with the entire audience as flashbulbs constantly flashed with photos of John Calvert.

Next on the schedule, the Saturday Get Together Finale! I can hardly wait!