Click below to listen to KMZU’s Alice Rhea visit with Marshall Public Library Director, Wicky Sleight:
A well-known Columbia man is going to be the speaker during the fifth meeting of the Marshall Curiosity Club. “Dan Viets will be the featured speaker,” said Sleight, “He has written a book about Walt Disney and he has always loved Walt Disney. He is going to talk about Disney’s early life in Marceline and then Kansas City. Then he was in Vaudeville and he quit that school to join the Red Cross Ambulance Corp, and then he went back to Kansas City where he started the Laugh’O’Gram Studio.”
“He went to the University of Missouri in 1969 and served as Missouri Student Association President,” Sleight listed a few of Viets’ accomplishments, “After that he operated Aardvarks in Columbia and then he went to MU’s law school. He is also created with rescuing the Moonliner II rocket that had perched on the TWA headquarters building in Kansas City. So, he’s done a lot and he’s a fascinating speaker and I think everyone will really enjoy hearing him talk about Walt Disney.”
Today’s Curiosity satisfaction will begin at 1 p.m. at the Marshall Senior Center and is free and open to the public.
Everyone is invited to come out and explore the enchanting world of Disney!