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      2019 Tom Thumb Wedding: "The Most Magical Wedding on Earth" in Conway

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      April 4, 2019

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      2301 Church Street
      Conway, South Carolina 29526

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      2019 Tom Thumb Wedding: "The Most Magical Wedding on Earth"

      67 years ago a tradition began in Conway, SC....a story that through the years has had hundreds of characters, numerous settings and themes, but just one plot…the wedding of Tom Thumb and Jennie June. For those of you not familiar with the tale, General Tom Thumb was the stage name given to Charles S. Stratton by P.T. Barnum. Tom was only 2 feet, 11 inches tall and an entertainer in the circus. In 1863, Tom married the equally small statured Miss Lavinia Warren in a highly publicized and lavish wedding. Soon afterwards, a play based on the wedding was performed by theatre troupes throughout the country and small children played the main characters. The Fine Arts Club of Conway continued this tradition beginning in 1952 with our local Kindergarten students. The wedding is not just for entertainment, however. Money made from this event goes to fund scholarships for high school students who wish to pursue a college degree in the arts, as well as to support theatre, dance, music, and visual arts programs right here in Horry County.  *Tickets are available through Eventbrite for $8 per person or for $10 at the door (cash or check only) *Doors open at 6:00pm and seating is first come, first serve Join us on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 as we keep this long-standing tradition alive!

      Categories: Performing Arts

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