The 2019 Humane Society of Adams County’s annual Howl-O-Ween Dinner/Magic show will be held on November 1st at the Adams County Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center located at 175 Lloyd Rd, West Union, OH 45693.
This year’s dinner will feature Matthew Redlaw, “The Decptionist.” Redlaw started off with magic at the age of nine years old when he was introduced to his first effect – The Color Monte. Ever since then he has continued with his journey on a road that has been filled with many detours and scenic stops.
At the age of eighteen, Matthew enlisted in the Army as a paratrooper. He later applied for and was granted a scholarship to attend college and received his commission as a United States Army Officer. However, throughout his entire career in the military, he continued perfecting his deceptions by performing in front of some of the most interesting crowds.
During his twenty years in the Army, Matthew would volunteer continuously to perform at hospitals and charity events wherever he was stationed. This included places where most would never consider performing.
While some people think that they have felt the pressure of entertaining audiences under the gun, Matthew has actually lived that phrase. While serving in Afghanistan he performed more than once while under mortar and rocket fire. Without a doubt, this performer knows how to produce results under pressure.
However, he has also performed in front of audiences who truly needed some magic in their lives. During his tours in Afghanistan, Matthew would go to the hospitals on post and perform for the women and children who would come in from all around the countryside seeking medical aid. He found that magic allowed him to communicate without a translator and would open up an incredible moment of joy in the lives of those who were without hope.
Because of his ability to make these extraordinary relationships through the introduction of the impossible, Matthew was taken to orphanages to perform in front of Afghan children without the aid of any fancy apparatus or stage equipment. This taught him the power of improvisation.
Since retiring from the Army, Matthew has dedicated his time and energy to turn his talent into a professional career and has continued to amaze and entertain.
The event will also feature a silent and live auction. Single tickets are $25.00. Table reservation that seat 6 are also available at $150. To purchase your tickets, please contact the Humane Society of Adams County at 937-544-8585.