TOP PHOTO: Master magician and Campbell High alum Michael Messing brought his show to Campbell County elementary schools Friday and to other schools here in the near future all the while emphasizing attendance to students.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – It’s a campaign started in 2016 by the folks at Peoples Bank of the South, and that is to encourage students the importance of school attendance. The bank hosted more magic shows on Friday at a couple of local schools with the theme of school attendance taking center stage.
“We had fun with the students all the while emphasizing attendance, and Michael Messing is our guest entertainer again,” said Mark Honaker with Peoples Bank of the South. Messing, who grew up in La Follette, is one of the country’s premier magicians, and he performed for the events.
The event took place Friday at La Follette Elementary School at 8:30am and then at Jacksboro Elementary School at noon and 1pm. On Thu., Sep. 29 at Wynn School and Fri., Oct. 7 at Valley View are the other dates for the event.
“Each student and teacher received one of our green T-shirts. I think we printed up about 1,900 shirts,” said Honaker. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/26/2022-6AM)