New Ventriloquist Central Sign

The other day I was pleasantly surprised because I opened a package which contained a hat which I had left with my webmaster Steve Hurst and he had returned same to me but also inside the box I found a package all wrapped up which said happy birthday.

This surprised me because Steve had given me a bottle of Jack Daniels to me at the ConVENTion for my birthday. My birthday is July 20th so it was right after ConVENTion. I certainly was happy with that gift but it was consumed at the ConVENTion when I brought it into the hospitality room to share with everyone.

Back to my present…..Steve had contracted with Donald Woodford to create a wonderful scroll work sign which says” VENTRILOQUIST CENTRAL” The sign is scrolled out of quarter saw oak and is simply beautiful. I guess all the members of the Florida gang knew this was being done and not a one spilled the beans.

Steve actually got Donald to make two of them….one for himself and one for me. Smart move Steve as this is terrific.

I would like to also say if any of you out there don’t know about Donald’s great scroll saw work you have to check him out at:

woody and friends

Here are some shots of Steve and me with our new signs.

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Dan Willinger 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. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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