JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Kids and parents gathered to enjoy the mystery of magic at the Marine Corps Air Station New River theater for the air station’s sixth annual Kid’s Day, Aug. 21.<br /> <br /> Three free performances of the magic show were held throughout the day, leaving kids and adults alike wondering whether or not their eyes were playing tricks on them.<br /> <br /> “It was really cool,” said sixth-grader Matthew Kulbis, son of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26 Chief Warrant Officer 4 Edward C. Kulbis. “My favorite trick was the rope one.”<br /> <br /> The first 150 children in line for each of the performances received a tote of free school supplies.<br /> <br /> Kulbis was one of 500 children attending the Kids Day to benefit from the goody bags.<br /> <br /> “I got pens, pencils, a pencil sharpener, erasers and stuff,” said Kulbis. “It is good to have. I’m excited to go back to school.”<br /> <br /> Brittany Strickland, Marine Corps Community Services commercial sponsorship coordinator, said the Kids Day was a fun and helpful back-to-school event. <br /> <br /> “It is a great way to give back to the families that support us throughout the year,” Strickland said. “If they are happy, then we are happy.”<br /> <br /> Sponsors including Boeing, Wendy’s and Duke Energy helped to make the event possible, Strickland said.<br /> <br /> “We work with a great group of people here in the community,” she said. <br /> <br /> For those that are interested in volunteering or sponsoring next year’s Kids Day, call 910-449-4539.