2017-11-15 / News from our Schools

Hilariously hypnotic #4Jed

Story and photos by Dee Menear
Irregular Staff Writer


Auctioneer Gil Reed calls a lively auction of delectable baked goods, local services, valuable hard goods, and more at the Benefit for Jed Zelie. Auctioneer Gil Reed calls a lively auction of delectable baked goods, local services, valuable hard goods, and more at the Benefit for Jed Zelie. SALEM — What do you get when you put 10 teenagers on stage with talented hypnotist Jonathan Yeager? You get laughs, and lots of them!

Those attending the Benefit for Jed Zelie at Mt. Abram High School Saturday, Nov. 11 enjoyed more than an hour of side-splitting laughter as Yeager guided hypnotized teens through an assortment of scenes. There were speeding cars, undercover agents, a Body Building contest and more. Each scene came with hilarious actions, and reactions, of those on the stage.

The show was part of the Benefit for Jed Zelie, a Mt. Abram High School student who is battling T-Cell Lympnoblastic Lymphoma. In addition to the show, spaghetti dinner and silent auction, a lively auction was called by Gil Reed of Strong.

The turnout was fantastic and event organizer Kim Jordan said the benefit was a great success.



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Ben Butterfield portrays his exotic animal of choice: the Geico Gecko. Ben Butterfield portrays his exotic animal of choice: the Geico Gecko.

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