• Special to the Leader & Times
People will soon have the chance to follow The Yellow Brick Road to the bi-annual OzFest in Liberal, sponsored by Dorothy’s House and the Land of Oz on Saturday. The whole family will find a magical place “where troubles melt like lemon drops,” with contests, entertainment, activities and games.
One of the highlights of the day will be Glenda and Mike Mann, a husband-and-wife team with a unique profession. They combine illusions, ventriloquism and comedy to entertain and inform.
The Manns have appeared throughout the United States in state fairs, community festivals, school assemblies, libraries, churches and corporate meetings.
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.
The Manns’ programs are for the entire family. Come and enjoy this unique and original entertainment. The Magic Show will start at 2 p.m. in the big tent on the grounds of Dorothy’s House.
Here are the additional performers and their scheduled times to entertain:
9 a.m. – Opening ceremonies with American Legion Post No. 80 and Miss Liberal Giovanna Baca
9:30 a.m. – Ginny and George McNitt
10 a.m. – Awana Choir from First Southern Baptist Church
10:30 a.m. – Dance 4:1
11 a.m. – Look-A-Like Contest
11:30 a.m. – Dorothy Quartet
Noon – Rine’s Karate
12:30 p.m. – Rine’s Karate
1 p.m. – FBC College Band
1:20 p.m. – FBC College Band
2 p.m. – Magic Show
2:30 p.m. – Magic Show
3 p.m. – Tim Trommeter, with First United Methodist Church
3:30 p.m. – Dorothy Quartet
4 p.m. – Emmanuel Baptist Church group
This year, there will be a lot of new games for the kids to participate in. The games that will be featured include, The Loli-Pop Tree, Bean Bag Toss, Face Painting, Frog Launcher, Sand Art and Fishing.
Other activities include a Fortune Teller Booth, the Oz Train, Bouncy Houses and the beloved Money Hunt.
Tickets for the games will be four for $1. The ticket booth will be located on the grounds of Dorothy’s House.
There will be a seed spitting contest at 3 p.m.
The Look-A-Like Contest that starts at 11 will incude the different categories of Dorothy, Lion, Tinman, Scarecrow, Wicked Witch and Glinda the Good Witch.