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Sept. 10, 2008

For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TO HEAR DAVID GARRARD AT 2008 HOMECOMING BANQUET

By Ashley Zsedenyi, staff writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – One of the highlight events of Campbellsville University’s Homecoming festivities is the annual Homecoming Banquet.

This year’s Homecoming Banquet will be Friday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Winters Dining Hall of the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex and will feature speaker and magician David Garrard of Louisville, Ky.

             

David Garrard was the speaker at CU Convocation Feb. 21, 2007 and will return as guest speaker at the 2008 Homecoming Banquet. (Campbellsville University photo by Diogo Pimentel)

Garrard has been living in Louisville since 1975 but is a native of Atlanta, Ga. He has been speaking and entertaining with magic for more than 40 years.

             

He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians. He is serving as president of The Louisville Magic Club.

Garrard became involved with magic when he was 12 years old and said, “I never dreamed it would be this big a part of my life, but it sure has been fun. I have gotten to go places I never dreamed I would go and gotten to do things I never thought I would do.

“During the 40 years that I have been watching magic, studying magic and performing magic, I have seen some amazing things. I have seen spectacular stage illusions; I have seen intimate close-up magic. However, in all my life, I have never seen anything as amazing as God’s love,” Garrard said.
             

When he isn’t on the road performing, Garrard serves as minister to children at St. Matthews Baptist Church.

             

Garrard and his wife, Stephanie, have two grown children, Claire and Tyler.

For more information about Garrard, visit http://www.davidgarrardmagic.com.

Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple.  Deadline to buy tickets is Sept. 26. They can be purchased by contacting Cindy Woosley in the Office of Development at (800) 264-6014 ext. 5211.

Shannon T. Clark, director of alumni relations, will also be awarding a Distinguished Alumni Award during the banquet.

Campbellsville University classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008 are to be recognized at the banquet, and the 2008 homecoming queen candidates will be introduced.

For additional information visit www.campbellsville.edu or contact the Office of Development at (270) 789-5211.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 36 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.