HAGERSTOWN -- An innovative juggler and ventriloquist entertained the crowd Saturday night at The Maryland Theatre during the second annual Evening of Comedy & Magic, held to benefit Safe Place, Washington County's Child Advocacy Center.
Kaitlyn Hollinger, 10, attended the event last year and thought it was exciting. This year, she brought a friend.
"My best friend, Kaitlyn, said it was fun and I would have a great time," Angelina VanPelt said.
Kaitlyn's little brother, 6-year-old Kameron Hollinger, called the magic show "very very cool."
The event was sponsored by Friends of Safe Place, and organizers hoped to raise about $5,000 Saturday night.
Proceeds will help offset the costs of a 2,200-square-foot addition, said Teresa Thorn, program director for Safe Place.
Greg Kennedy opened the evening's show, juggling lights and flags amid applause.
Kennedy later managed to juggle a 16-pound bowling bowl, a cast-iron hatchet and a beanbag. He assured the audience that it was, in fact, a real bean bag. He then managed to toss the hatchet and, later, the bowling bowl underneath his leg during the juggling act.