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Henke celebrates 60 years of magic

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cletus Henke is shown with the certificate denoting his acceptance into the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Photo contributed
Cletus Henke of rural Cherokee is celebrating 60 years in the magician business.

The very word 'magic' has an alluring sound, and its practice as an art will probably never lose its attractiveness in peoples' minds.

As a boy, Cletus farmed with his father until he was drafted to serve in World War II. After returning from the service, Henke continued to help his father farm until he retired and then Cletus took over the family homestead.

Cletus married Phyllis Garvin in 1953 and began his love of magic.

Recently, Henke was recognized by the International Brotherhood of Magicians for his conscientious support of the I.B.M. and its objectives and steadfast adherence to the highest standards of magic. Cletus also a member of the T. Nelson Down Ring #24 in Sioux City.

Cletus Henke has performed over 1,000 shows for children, libraries, schools, businesses, fairs, church groups, etc. His shows consist of many different types of magic, such as mind reading, birds, levitation, Chinese linking rings, and much more.

Get ready to be amazed by a magical entertainer who will "knock your socks off" with reality-defying illusions, great magic and hilarious comedy.

The magic of Cletus Henke has entertained standing - room - only audiences for years. The show is fast-paced, professionally choreographed, and guaranteed to be the hit of your special event. If you are interested, call Cletus, and he'll talk with you about your event, offer you more than one idea for a show presentation, and give you a firm quote for his services.

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Cletus is the MAN! From watching him at the Wilson Foods Christmas party in 1969 to having lunch with him and my dad at The Gardens just a year ago, he has always been a gentleman, a scholer, and a fine judge of rootbeer.

Cletus for Mayor!!

-- Posted by ludwig100 on Fri, Jul 22, 2011, at 6:33 AM

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