A show of magic for animals

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— One of the Humane Society of Moffat County's major fundraisers of the year begins at 7 p.m. Saturday evening at Moffat County High School.

And it's magic.

The show is titled "Magic, Magic, Magic," and features four performers - one magician and his assistant and two musician-comedians - to entertain the crowd.

"It's an hour and a half of family fun to raise money for (the Humane Society to take care of the abused animals," said Nora Langdon, the show's producer/director.

The "Magic" show raised $1,000 last year, and it is expected to raise similar numbers this year from ticket sales and sponsors, said Mary Blakeman, a former president of the Humane Society of Moffat County.

"It's really a classy show," Blakeman said.

"Magic" is put on by Midwest Entertainment, which has been in existence since 1960 and provides traveling entertainment shows to raise money for nonprofit organizations including sheriff's departments, children's hospitals, EMTs and burn centers for Shriners among many others, Langdon said.

"It's a rare opportunity to see live entertainment in Craig geared for kids of this caliber," Blakeman said. "And I know adults will enjoy it, too."

The funds the Humane Society collects help provide, among other things, emergency short-term assistance for low-income families, reduced cost spay and neutering of pets, and public education.

The Humane society also provides relocation for homeless pets that would be otherwise euthanized and transfers them to no-kill shelters across Colorado in hopes of adoption, Blakeman said.

Tickets are $9 for adults, and free tickets for kids under 13 will be available at the door.

For more information, contact The Humane Society of Moffat County at 870-7500.

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