I was contacted by Tom and Cheryl because Cheryl, who is special needs, has a great love of ventriloquism and found our web site on line. She was constantly asking her adviser Tom about being able to see the figures in the Ventriloquist Central Collection because they are actually in the area.
When Tom did in fact contact me I said that they could absolutely come over and see the collection. They came and we all had a really great time.
Here is what they wrote to me after the visit.
I loved your ventriloquist central collection. You have the most interesting ventriloquist dolls in the world. Especially I want thank you for showing me Charlie McCarthy and letting me hold Mortimer Snerd. I really liked all of your ventriloquist dolls. I am so happy I have pictures of your ventriloquist dolls and pictures of me and you. I also want to thank Jason for letting me work the giraffe ventriloquist doll and for taking our pictures. It was one of the most best days of my life forever. Number one. Thank you for explaining about the dolls and about how they were made and how old they are. You are now my favorite ventriloquist in the world…. And Jason too.
I just want to echo some of Cheryl’s thoughts. We really appreciate your time and hospitality. It truly was memorable experience for both of us. Cheryl wanted to send you some of the pictures we took. I thank you and Jason so much for being so kind and opening not just your collection but your home to us.
Thomas J. O’Keefe
Hogan Regional Center
Ventriloquist Central is the brainchild of Dan Willinger and Steve Hurst. Dan is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Steve is a ventriloquist as well as builder of ventriloquist figures. He also has a background in sales, marketing, building websites and computers. Because they both love the art of ventriloquism, the website Ventriloquist Central was born. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Copyright 2014 by Dan Willinger and Steve Hurst
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