HJ - Jacob Mayfield Cardinal Fund Gala

Jacob Mayfield will provide the entertainment for the 10th annual Cardinal Fund Gala, a fundraiser to support the Clarinda Community School District. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Clarinda Country Club. A magician from Chicago, Mayfield specializes in mentalism or mind reading. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Mayfield)

A magical night of high-energy entertainment awaits those attending the 2019 Cardinal Fund Gala.

This marks the 10th year for the annual fundraiser to support the Clarinda Community School District. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Clarinda Country Club.

Cardinal Fund proceeds are granted each year to the school district to assist with projects that have the potential to enhance the school system, but cannot be paid for through the budget of the school district. Since the Cardinal Fund is affiliated with the Clarinda Foundation, all donations are tax deductible.

Recent purchases made by the Cardinal Fund have included a welding simulator for the industrial education program at Clarinda High School; heart monitors for students in third through eighth grade; and a 3D printer for Clarinda High School. Other donations have assisted with various technology purchases in the school district.

Tickets for the Cardinal Fund Gala are now available at The Clarinda Foundation or by contacting Jennifer McCall at 712-303-7528. Tickets cost $50 per person.

“This is a great way to support the Clarinda School District and give back to the community,” McCall said. “Gifts may be made in the form of endowments, in which only the interest is spent, or for a specific purpose such as facilities, programs or scholarships. Gifts that are undesignated are also accepted and used wherever a need arises.”

Doors for the gala will open at 6:30 p.m. and the 7 p.m. dinner will be catered by J Bruner’s. The Clarinda High School Show Choir will perform during the dinner.

Jacob Mayfield will provide the entertainment for the evening. A magician from Chicago, Mayfield specializes in mentalism or mind reading.

“There will be no rabbits or top hats in his performances. Instead, get ready for telepathy, ESP, and psychic phenomena,” according to Mayfield’s website.

Mayfield also holds a degree in music. As a result, he is able to combine his love of music with his abilities in a very unique way.

“In his signature routine, not only does he divine the songs you’re thinking of, he plays and sings them at the piano while blindfolded,” according to his website.

Over his career, Mayfield has won several talent awards and ranked highly in international magic competitions. His shows are full of energy and packed with audience participation.

A live auction will be held prior to the performance by Mayfield. A silent auction will then be held at the conclusion of the performance.

If you are unable to attend, but are interested in learning more about the Cardinal Fund or making a donation, please contact McCall. Checks should be made payable to The Clarinda Foundation.

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