Leavitt magic show to benefit Heidi Conn


TURNER — A magic show to benefit Heidi Conn will be held Saturday, May 21, at Leavitt Area High School, Lower Street. America’s premier woman illusionist, Lyn Dillies, will be donating her time for two dynamic shows at 2 and 7 p.m.

Conn, a guidance counselor and active community member, has recently and unexpectedly become a paraplegic. The show will help with medical expenses as well as costs for a wheelchair-accessible vehicle and modifications to her home.  Both Heidi and her husband Doug have been life-long educators in the Lewiston, Auburn, Greene, Turner and Leeds areas.

Hailed as the finest female illusionist in the land, Dillies’ engaging personality, along with the hypnotic lighting effects and dynamic music show, wraps her audience in a blanket of spectacular, eye-defying illusions that keep them saying, “How did she do that?”

Appearing on numerous TV shows, Dillies has shared the stage with such notable entertainers as Marvin Hamlisch, Jeff Dunham, Bill Engval, Crystal Gayle and Mikhail Baryshnikov. One of the proudest moments of Lyn’s career was when she became the first illusionist in magic history to make two Asian elephants, Ruth and Emily, appear in succession. In 2009 she received the prestigious Merlin award from the International Magician’s society for Female Illusionist of the Year.

Tickets are $10 each and are available at Leavitt High School, Edward Little High School, Schrep’s Corner Store in Turner and Play It Again Sports in Auburn. For more information, call Leavitt High School at 225-3533 or Edward Little High School at 333-6660.