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Evan Wecksell

Evan Wecksell

Aviation Lecture Series launches Sept. 30

TROY — On Wednesday, Sept. 30, WACO Historical Society will launch the 2015-2016 WACO Aviation Lecture Series. Donald Forney, author of Eyewitness to History at Hickam Field/Pearl Harbor, will be the first presenter of the season and will speak at 7 p.m. in the Willis Wing at WACO Field. Door will open at 6:30 pm. This event is sponsored by Hospice of Miami County and the We Honor Veterans program.

Mr. Forney shares his memories about the Japanese surprise attack at Pearl Harbor and Hickam Field on December 7, 1941. His story revolves around his recollections and experiences from his viewpoint as a twelve year old boy who lived near Honolulu at the time of the event. He was an eyewitness, at close range, to those first moments during which our country was thrust into the greatest war in the history of the world.

After graduating from Texas A&M University in 1950, Forney entered the Air Force and served from 1951-1953. He attained the rank of Major, and spent his time at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, specializing in metallurgical research.

This presentation is scheduled to last one hour. There is no charge for the event. Donations will be accepted to benefit WACO Historical Society and/or Hospice of Miami County. The WACO Air Museum is located at 1865 South County Road 25A, Troy, OH 45373. For more information, visit or call 937-335-9226.

Free comedic performance set at Edison

PIQUA — Edison Community College brings comedian and singer–songwriter, Evan Wecksell to the Piqua campus on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. This side–splitting performance is open to the community and offered free of charge.

Often compared to comedic superstars Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch, Evan’s act is a blend of comedy and music that celebrates the college experience, endorses Internet addiction, and lampoons bad music. Evan has been noted as one of the funniest and most energetic performers to emerge from New York’s comedy clubs and musical venues.

Evan has made a series of appearances on TBS’ Conan, was named a “Hot Comedy Act” by Campus Activities Magazine and has emerged on radio stations across the globe. Evan is also recognized from his appearances on such pop-culture shows as VH1’s “I Love the 80s” and E! Television’s “30 Most Outrageous Celebrity Feuds” and more.

Seating for the performance is limited. Those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early to reserve a seat. For more information about the event, contact Nate Cole at or call (937) 381-1555.

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