Oz in the News 4.18.14

Stealing-the-Ruby-Slippers-Temp-Cover1Stealing the Ruby Slippers  Jared Canning is out of money and out of time. His gambling debts are due, and his creditors are not the kind that grant extensions. An old friend offers him a job: break into a small town museum, steal a pair Ruby Slippers Judy Garland wore in the Wizard of Oz, and share the profits when they are sold to a buyer in New Orleans. On August 25, 2005, Jared pulls off the heist perfectly. The next day, Jared watches Hurricane Katrina slam into New Orleans. His buyer, and his money, are gone.

Oz museum loses lease, finds new home, but needs money, help to reopen in time for fest  The All Things Oz Museum in Chittenango lost its lease and now has to move into its new quarters abruptly, leaving it in a financial crunch, officials say. Museum officials are scrambling to raise enough money to get work completed on the new building at 219 Genesee St. in Chittenango, next door to its former museum location. They need about $20,000 in order to get the building ready for Oz-Stravaganza 2014 set for June 6 to 8.  Anyone who wants to donate can mail a check to to All Things Oz, P. O Box 456, Chittenango, NY 13037.

“Wizard of Oz” Flower Show Preview Party – March 2014  The preview party for the second annual Flower Show of the North Carolina State Florists Association was held at the Weymouth Center on Wednesday, March 26. With the theme of “Wizard of Oz,” the floral designers decorated the rooms and grounds of the Weymouth Center in a whimsical fashion with beautiful and imaginative floral arrangements and backdrops.


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