“I love to use my imagination. Whenever I’m reading I love to imagine it, it’s like a movie theater in my mind.”

That was one of the first things ventriloquist Ian Varella told children who came to the Killeen Civic and Conference Center on Sunday to watch his special performance. Varella has been using his skills of ventriloquy and sleight of hand magic to teach children the joys of reading and using one’s imagination.

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