SAND CREEK festival, inc. PRESENTS
Farm Bureau Financial Services Stage
Saturday, July 9
9:30 – 10:30 Open
The BLANK welcomes TBA to the Farm Bureau Stage for the first show of the day!
10:30 – 11:30 The Magic & Illusions of Shawn Reida
The Magical Myztery Show welcomes the magic of Shawn Reida to the Farm Bureau Stage for the first magic show of the day!
The Magical Myztery Show welcomes Master Magician & Illusionist Shawn Reida to the Farm Bureau Stage! Reida has been entertaining audiences in Kansas and the far reaches of the earth professionally for over 40 years! His shows are always comical, fast paced, fun filled and highly entertaining! Reida has amused thousands of people around the USA via TV, radio, clubs, businesses, corporate functions, trade shows, banquets, fund raisers, schools, private homes, birthday parties, senior and retirements communities.
In addition to private shows, library shows and school shows, he regularly teaches and performs educational shows to 700+ kids in the Wichita Parks and Recreation summer recreational program and you may recognize him as the “master magician” that organized the two week long “Summer Magic Workshop” at the world famous Exploration Place in downtown Wichita, KS!
Aside from his performing career, he is a respected consultant for many prominent magicians, illusionists, mentalists, public speakers, and performance artists; as well as many large corporations such as De Beers, Helzberg Diamonds, Preferred Risk, DCI, Lifeline, and others. Over the years, he has received numerous awards of appreciation civic organizations, law enforcement agencies, social clubs, churches and others!
11:30 – 12:30 Wichita Chorus Sweet Adelines
The Singing in the Park Show welcomes the voices of the Wichita Chorus Sweet Adelines to the Farm Bureau Stage for some great harmonies!
The Wichita Chorus is part of Sweet Adelines International, an amazing group of women, singing real harmony, and having real fun today! Our Chorus invites women to enrich their lives by realizing their full singing potential. You’ll be amazed by the unlimited experiences and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities you’ll find as a member. The Wichita Chorus received its charter on April 23, 1951, with 26 members singing under the direction of Jack Midgley. The chorus placed 2nd in their first competition in 1951.
Through the years there have been many costumes, and many songs. Best remembered and loved are probably the following: (1) the ‘Ponyboy’ package performed at the 1980 International contest that featured a rip-away costume for the front row to reveal them wearing jockey outfits. (The Wichita Chorus is proud to be among the first to do a costume change on stage.); and (2) the ‘Irish’ package–the chorus sang their hearts out as Irish lasses with Director, Melodee, dressed as a Leprechaun, with an actual shillelagh and bright orange hair! Both of these packages achieved an International placement of 5th for the Wichita Chorus.
We are active competitors and performers and just returned from competing at the 2019 Harmony Classic Competition this September in New Orleans! We placed third, small chorus, Division A! In 2017, we placed second at the Harmony Classic Competition in Las Vegas.
12:30 – 1:30 The Great Brain Freeze
The Farm Bureau Stage is the place to see The Great Brain Freeze Ice Cream Eating Competition and Ice Cream Social!
“Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, welcome to this spectacular, third annual ice cream eating contest! This will certainly be the greatest Brain Freeze Newton has ever seen. See, or be, one of FOUR finalists to attempt the impossible; to eat their weight in ice cream!”
Well, maybe not their weight, but as much as possible for a chance to win the giant coveted trophy! How do you get your name in the hopper for a chance to be drawn as a contestant? It’s simple, submit your name below for the chance to be three of the four eating the most frozen bowls of yumminess in two minutes… AND freeze your brain! The Defending champion always has chair at the table to defend their honor. If for some reason, they do not show up, we will choose one person out of the crowd!
Then after witnessing The Great Brain Freeze Contest the audience can cool down with a FREE frozen treat in the heat of August. What more can you ask for in life? IT’S FREE ICE CREAM IN JULY!
1:30 – 2:30 The Mystery and Wonders of Glenda & Mike
The Magical Myztery Show welcomes the magic of Glenda & Mike to the Farm Bureau Stage for the second magic & first ventriloquist show of the day!
Glenda and Mike Mann are a husband and wife team with a unique profession. They combine illusions, ventriloquism, and comedy to entertain and inform. The Mann’s have appeared throughout the United States in State Fairs, Community Festivals, School Assemblies, Libraries, Churches, and
Glenda is the magician. She is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and has studied under some of the greatest magicians including Harry Blackstone Jr. Glenda presents polished magical routines that quickly gain the attention of adults as well as children.
Mike, the ventriloquist, humorously converses with different puppets. He not only performs comedy routines, but ad-libs throughout the program. His human ventriloquist routine turns anyone into a puppet.