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story.lead_photo.caption Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Scott Davis puts a pair of handkerchiefs together with the help of assistant Brooklyn Thompson (right) and apprentice Anthony Sanchez (left) during the "Making Accidents Disappear" magic show at Northside Elementary School in Decatur Aug. 30. Davis talked to the Northside students about electrical safety.

DECATUR -- Say the magic word and, PUFF, the magic wand disappears within the pages of a rolled up newspaper. This is what students from Northside Elementary School encountered during a magic show in Decatur Aug. 30. But the assembly in the school cafeteria was more than just a mere magic show; it carried a message about electrical safety.

The magic show entitled "Making Accidents Disappear" was performed by master magician Scott Davis from Hot Springs, who travels to schools around Arkansas teaching children about electricity and the dangers it poses if not used properly.

"I go to 300 schools a year on behalf of Carroll Electric and other electrical cooperatives, teaching safety to kids through the use of magic," said Davis. "I've been doing this for 17 years and enjoy every minute of it."

The "Making Accidents Disappear" program is designed to teach students the correct uses of electricity as a tool to aid people in everyday life.

Some of Davis' tricks included the disappearing-reappearing ball, pulling a seven-foot mockup of an electrical pole out of a toolbox and a handkerchief trick.

For his final trick of the show, Davis, with the aid of apprentice Anthony Sanchez (a second-grader at Northside), pulled three handkerchiefs out of his magical bag of tricks. His second assistant, third-grader Brooklyn Thompson, helped Davis turn three handkerchiefs into a single giant yellow one with a simple message, "safety."

It is everyone's responsibility to take electrical safety seriously. Take the time to learn about the proper use of this vital tool and use it wisely.

General News on 09/12/2018

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