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Norwin freshmen host 'Funny Fundraiser' to help keep things afloat

| Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 9:03 p.m.
Doc Dixon performs his magic show at the Monroeville Library during a Family Night event in this file photo. Photo by Lillian DeDomenic
Doc Dixon performs his magic show at the Monroeville Library during a Family Night event in this file photo. Jayden Lewis, 3, tries to understand the intricacies of Doc Dixon's trip. Photo by Lillian DeDomenic

The Norwin High School freshman class hopes to be laughing all the way to the bank with its first comedy-show fundraiser.

“We've done the traditional fundraisers, but we wanted to try something a bit different and thought this would be good,” Tim Lloyd, freshman class adviser and biology teacher, said.

The show also features performances by magician Doc Dixon and comedians David Kaye and Matt Wohlfarth.

Lloyd said he hopes to sell 300 tickets to the March 8 show, which would fill the Norwin High School cafeteria.

The money raised during the event would help the Class of 2017 defray the costs of float building, dances and trips, Lloyd said.

Each class typically holds several fundraisers throughout the year, he said.

“The more we raise, the more we can help the class defray various expenses throughout their time at Norwin High School,” Lloyd said. “We're really hoping to fill the entire place up.”

The show's main act will be Dixon, a Greensburg resident.

During his career, Dixon has performed at a multitude of events and shows, and the highlights were two performances at the White House.

“I've never really done much more for a living, but I worked hard and had a goal,” Dixon said. “My act is both magic and stand-up at the same time.

“I'm not telling jokes as much as I'm using magic to set up funny situations.”

Dixon said his act caters to everyone, and he encourages lots of audience participation.

“I have a clean act,” Dixon said. “When people think of magic shows, they think of acts for kids, but mine is a show adults can bring their kids to, not a show for kids adults have to sit through.”

Tickets to the Funny Fundraiser are $15, and are available by contacting Lloyd at, or calling 724-861-3005, ext. 3202.

Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8626, or

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