Safety is Magic: Virtual Magic Show Helps Teach Children in Aiken to Be Safe Around Electricity | Local News

Vanishing balls and a talking electrical outlet wowed more than 450 area first-graders on February 24-25 thanks to Aiken Electric Cooperative and its famous resident magician.

Aiken Electric held its annual safety magic show, “Making Accidents Disappear,” for the 17th year, as magician Chris “Doc” Dixon used sleight of hand and humor to teach children about electrical safety.

The Security Magic Show normally takes place on-site at Aiken Electric’s Community Hall, but due to security concerns regarding COVID-19, the Magic Show was held virtually for the first time.

“Accidents, not illnesses, are the number one killer of children in America, and this program is a powerful tool that helps parents, teachers and industry combat these otherwise unnecessary tragedies,” Scott said. Davis, who developed the program.

“We really enjoyed yesterday’s program,” said Emile Crenshaw of Oakwood Windsor Elementary. “It was so nice to have a ‘virtual’ field trip.”

Other elementary schools present included East Aiken School of the Arts, Second Christian Baptist Preparatory School, and Millbrook, Warrenville, and JD Lever Elementary Schools.

Dixon has been practicing magic professionally for over 20 years.

He performs for over 100,000 children a year and has performed at the White House, the “Late, Late Show with James Corden” and most recently on the CW Network show “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” where he lost the long-time Las Vegas Magicians.

Aiken Electric, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that currently serves more than 47,000 customers in a nine-county region of South Carolina.

Brian L. Hartfield