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Coaxing magic and fun out of a ‘simple’ toy

John Higby, “The Yo-Yo Guy,” performed tricks for children (and parents) at the Kent Memorial Library on Wednesday, Aug. 7, including one in which he lit a match with a yo-yo. Photo by Lans Christsensen

KENT — John Higby, the “Yo-Yo Guy,”  brought his yo-yos and his show to the Kent Memorial Library on Wednesday, Aug. 7. 

The game room at the library was packed full of children and parents. All seemed to be equally astounded by the show, a nonstop, full hour of yo-yo tricks and comedy that kept the audience enthralled. 

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