I appreciate the kind words people have sent me!
Phew! That’s a lot of happy people!
Here’s a sampling of comments about my programs. I’d much rather let someone else talk about me than try to toot my own horn! I hope I can earn such worthy comments from you, too.
P.S. Don’t read all of these…there are way too many! Just scroll down to the event you’re interested in to check out what others have said.
To send me your thoughts after seeing me in action, please use the comment box at the bottom of the page. Thanks!
Birthday Boy, 4 years old
I cannot thank you enough for sharing your gift with my son and his party guests on Saturday!
Everyone really enjoyed your show and the fact that you held that many children under the age of 5 attention is the real tribute to your work.
As a parent all we want is our children to be happy, seeing my son crack up and giggle the way he did is what it’s all about.
Also the time you spent with the older children after the show showing them their own special tricks is much appreciated, You left NO rock unturned! My 9yr old daughter can’t wait to come to one of your workshops.
Again I thank you from the bottom of my heart, thank you for bringing so much joy and laughter into my home. Your show and Blake’s 4th birthday party will always be such a wonderful memory for us and our guests.
Marcy Barnett, Plymouth, CT
Birthday Boy, 6 years old
Thank you very much for turning Mikey’s 6th birthday into a magical celebration! You were the perfect entertainment for his friends and us parents.
We also appreciated your flexibility in shifting and expanding the time.
Enclosed are some photos illustrating all the fun times at Mikey’s party and the Jr. League Children’s Health Fair. Thanks again for your great performance at the fair, too.
Melissa Neborak, Mt. Kisco, NY
Birthday Girl, 7 years old
The kids had the time of their lives!! They are still trying to figure out where the dove and the bunny came from. You are truly magical and a joy to watch!
Brian & Joanne Mancinelli (Lauren too), Easton, CT
Birthday Girl, 9 years old, Magic Workshop
WOW!!! What a fantastic time these girls had. The girls couldn’t wait to go home and show off their bag of magic tricks. You did such a great job keeping the group entertained. The “learn to do magic” was definitely the way to go. Magic is truly timeless. Thank you for helping to give my daughter, Jacqueline, such wonderful birthday memories.
Vivian Groccia, Westchester, NY
Birthday Twins, 9 years old, Magic Workshop
Thank you so much for a fantastic show today at Samantha’s and Zachary’s party. We have been having their birthday parties at home since their first year and we often have entertainers but this was easily their favorite party. You were so nice and patient with the kids, you kept a room full of mostly 9-year old boys enthralled, and the kids couldn’t stop doing the tricks for hours after the party ended. All the kids had a blast and I wanted to tell you how much we appreciated what you did.
Thanks again and I’ll be sure to recommend you to friends, given an opportunity to do so.
Linda Richter, Westchester, NY
Preschools and Child Care Centers
Little Brick School
Thank you for the outstanding performance again this year at our children’s holiday party. For the past ten years (at least!) you have brought smiles and laughter to our children here at Little Brick School. You seem to know what tickles a four-year-old’s funny bone and you always speak to the children with good humor and infinite patience. We marvel at the easy way you encourage good behavior in the children without diminishing the spontaneity of their reactions.
As always, it’s a pleasure to have you here and we look forward to many more magical visits in the years ahead.
Mary Anderson and Sue Williams,
Co-Directors, Little Brick School, Litchfield, CT
The Village Pre-School
Thank you so much for ending our school year in such a fabulous way!.
Your performance was just wonderful and it is such a treat to hear our students laugh and giggle so much!
Judy Sims and your friends at Village Pre-School,
Director, Bethel, CT
World Cup Nursery School and Kindergarten
Jerry Hornak has been graciously entertaining the children of WCNS & K for the past several years. He is extremely professional as he magically wins the hearts and imaginations of all the children.
He is sensitive to each particular age group and to different children’s personalities. His program is involved, thought provoking, diverse, and more fun than can be imagined.
I hope Jerry will continue to come to our school for many years to come. He is always a big hit. I would highly recommend him for school functions, birthday parties, family gatherings, etc. He is the best!
Pat Vogelsperger, Director
Chappaqua, New York
Scotland School PTA Enrichment Committee
Mr. Jerry Hornak has taught a Magic class at our afterschool enrichment program for the past two years. The course has been very popular, due to Mr. Hornak’s expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism. Mr. Hornak obviously enjoys his work and that is reflected in the positive feedback we receive from the students enrolled in his class, and also the parents.
Without hesitation, we would highly recommend Mr. Hornak for any afterschool program.
Nancy Holland & Barbara Watson,
Co-chairpersons, Ridgefield , CT
Kent Center School
Many thanks for delighting my third graders with your wonderful magic show. The students and adults alike were in awe of your performance which blended storytelling, humor, and skill to create fabulous illusions. The mini-workshop was the “icing on the cake” to our whole language unit on magic. Several parents reported that the children went home and tried out the tricks you taught them!
Thanks again for an enjoyable and memorable performance.
Mary Ellen O’Callaghan,
Teacher, Kent, CT
Claverack Free Library, NY
Many thanks for the wonderful program you put on for our library. We like to offer a family program every year during the Christmas school break as a gift to the community, and your performance was a very special treat. There was something for everyone–the three-year olds, the ten-year olds, the parents–and we all had a great time. It’s a marvel to me how you managed to get a roomful of kids so excited without things ever getting out of hand. And we’re still trying to figure out how you managed to get the rope off that little girl without cutting her in half!
All the parents thanked me so enthusiastically as they were leaving. It was a pleasure to sponsor such a fine show.
Best wishes for the new year,
Joan Steiner, Trustee
Claverack Free Library
Thanks to you, our Summer Reading Kick-Off was a huge success. All 200 children were captivated by your performance. Even the adults had a good time!
I would recommend you highly for any event. You have a remarkable rapport wtih children of all ages. I have encountered few entertainers with as much enthusiasm, and with such a command over an audience. I hope you can join us again next year!
Rebecca Swensen, Head of Children’s Services
Cyrenius H. Booth Library
Cub Pack 1, Pack Meeting
Many, many thanks for the terrific magic show/workshop you performed on Jan. 19 for the North Salem, NY, Cub Scouts. Your warm and funny approach was perfect for our Scouts and their parents. I especially enjoyed your interaction and guidance of some “would be” Magicians in the Pack. And the materials you handed out were age-appropriate and very much appreciated by everyone (though I am getting a little tired of that card trick!!).
Thank you very much for an entertaining and memorable night!
Den Leader, North Salem, New York
I would like to extend thanks to you from the families of the Wilton Fire Department for making this years Christmas party a wonderful event. Rarely does one have the opportunity to observe children so entertained and enjoying themselves so much.
Lieutenant, Wilton Fire Department
I just wanted to thank you again for making our family reunion this past Saturday one the children will talk about for a long time. They all loved you even the adults.
If you ever need a reference please have anyone call me. We are so happy to have found you and know we will be using you in the future. Quick question–Do you do birthday parties indoors in the winter? Please let me know when you get the time. Thanks again for the wonderful memories.
Michelle Doyle, Danbury, CT
Just a quick note to thank you for your wonderful performance during our “Spring Celebration” on Saturday, April 10th. The magic show was enjoyed by everyone attending, including myself. I couldn’t believe how mesmerized the children were and how you were able to keep their full attention for the whole hour. We look forward to having you return to Lakeridge, possibly as soon as this summer. Again, thank you for providing our community with a lot of fun and laughs!
Lakeridge Recreation Director, Torrington, CT
I have many more letters like this and I’m always getting more.
As I’ve said before, I’m proud of my reputation and proud of the work I do, as shown by the kind words of the gracious people who’ve written me.
I’d love to put your letter here, too!