One of the features of the last day of Abbott’s Magic Get-Together is a street sweep. Apparently, magicians have a lot of fun with torn-and-restored magic tricks during the events:
Mary Weaver said the number of playing cards that end up tossed to the ground by magicians performing tricks around town on the last day of the celebration caused a minor controversy in 2008, as some people likened the discarded props to litter. “We figured let’s get past the negative, make a fun event out of it, invite people to bring their brooms, leaf blowers and dust pans and just take care of things right away,” Weaver said.
The village is providing a police escort and trash receptacles for volunteers.