This weekend it will be busy at the Forestville Historical Society.
FHS is sponsoring “Carny Kids Camp”, this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Children under the age of 10 will learn Sword Swallowing from local sword swallower Jamie Lynn Sebah.
The popular “steel slurper” will show kids how to put a two and a half foot sword down their throats, pass the epiglottis, pass the voice box (prominentia laryngea), pass the pharynx, pass the sphincter, and down the esophagus to the lower esophageal sphincter. Then, navigate the blade through the diaphragm, pass the liver, and then to the stomach. All before lunch.
The kids will have their choice of samurai swords, bayonets, cavalry sabers, or stove pokers.
Later she will teach them fire eating, knife throwing and snake charming.
Following lunch there will be an Elephant Man look-a-like contest.
Admission is free but the heat for the Forestville Historical Society is not.