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Wayne County Schools' 21st Century Program celebrates Lights on After School with special magic show.

Dinky Gowen, Master of Illusion will be coming to WCMS!

Wayne County Schools’ 21st Century Program celebrates Lights on After School with special magic show

Wayne County 21st Century Program will celebrate Lights on After School on Tuesday, October 26thLights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.

The Afterschool Alliance organizes Lights On Afterschool to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things—such as science, community service, robotics, drama, music, and poetry—and discover new skills.

This year’s theme is Unlock the Magic within you. There will be special programming, with music from the Monticello Elementary Choir, games, and activities. Healthy Kids Coalition will be present to give flu shots, help with school physicals and give COVID vaccines.

There will be many other community partners there to provide information for parents, as well. 

To end the evening, 21st Century participants will be treated to a magic show by Dinky Gowen: Master of Illusion. This is being made possible by the Wayne County Youth Services Center.  All 21st Century participants and their families in grades three through eight are welcome to attend this event from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the middle school.

Lights on After School

Lights on After School poster

Dinky Gowen, Master of Illusion

Dinky Gowen, Master of Illusion

Dinky Gowen illustration poster

Illustrated Dinky Gowen poster

Dinky Gowen is a professional magician who has been performing magic for more than 40 years. He is the full-time magician and entertainment producer at Beech Bend Amusement Park in Bowling Green, Ky., and has performed with several well-known magicians, such as Lance Burton and Stephen Bargatze.  Gowen does many magic shows for non-profits, such as the Lions Club Eyeglasses Program, and also performs at corporate functions, school assemblies, and fundraisers.

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