WHEREAS, Harry Houdini was the world’s most famous magician; and

WHEREAS, Houdini served as national president of The Society of American Magicians from 1917-26.; and

WHEREAS, since Houdini died Oct. 31, 1926, the last week of October is officially designated “Society of American Magicians National Magic Week”; and

WHEREAS, magic, as a hobby for young people and teenagers, has demonstrated itself to be a positive activity and a delightful form of entertainment, which continues to give much pleasure to young and old; and

WHEREAS, The Society of American Magicians has chartered the Batesville Memorial Public Library S.Y.M. Assembly #Y148 as the first public library-sponsored S.Y.M. Assembly;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Bettice, do hereby proclaim Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, to be

“Society of Young Magicians Day”

and encourage all citizens to attend the Charter Night Magic Celebration at the Batesville Memorial Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the great seal of the city of Batesville on this first day of October 2019.

Mayor Mike Bettice

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