By Toni Garrard Clay/AISD Communications Coordinator
Shel Higgens likes apples. He likes them sliced. With a chainsaw. While holding the apple. In. His. Mouth.
Not surprisingly, this is a real showstopper for folks who attend the stuntman’s self-billed “dangerously entertaining” show. And if watching entertainment through your fingers isn’t enough to entice you, how about magic? Dallas Magic Club’s “Magician of the Year” Brent Fisher and three-time Texas Association of Magicians Champion Oscar Munoz are teaming with Higgens for a night of comedy, stunts, magic and illusions benefiting Athens Middle School.
“This is quality entertainment from people who have performed on a national level,” said AMS Assistant Principal Kendra Hensley. “Shel Higgens was on America’s Got Talent. Oscar Munoz is really funny. And I’ve been to several of the shows Brent Fisher has put on, and, to be honest, I usually leave frustrated that I can’t figure out how they do what they’re doing.”
The benefit magic show will take place Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Athens High School Auditorium located off Dul Avriett Street. Tickets are $5 at the door and $3 with advance purchase at any Athens ISD campus or the District Support Center. Concessions will include Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, Treehouse Cupcakes, chips, drinks and candy.
“This show is family entertainment for all ages and for the whole community,” said Hensley. “The money raised will go to our activity funds, which is used to reward and celebrate our middle school students and hard-working faculty.”
Hensley noted with appreciation the assistance from sponsors, which to date are: Kaidan and Kaylee Holyfield, Kevin Lilly’s McDonald’s, Athens Screen Printing, Athens Smiles, Bacon Auto Ranch, Basic Storage, Clayton Homes of Corsicana, Cole Air Conditioning, HF Car Toyz, Smith Lumber, Super 8 Motel, Treehouse Cupcakes, Trinity Valley Title, Athens Premier League, Cedar Creek Clinic, Come and Take It, First State Bank, I A.M. Dance, Lonestar Sheds and Mike’s Surplus Sales.