Couch potatoes revel in sweat of Olympians


July 26, 1996|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN a couch potato's dream come true. The air was cranked up, fresh batteries were in the remote, the pantry was stocked and the Olympics were on the tube.

No channel surfing through summer reruns or off-beat cable stations. No trips to the video store. Just stock up on the necessities of daily life, and at the end of your hard day, kick back and watch everybody in Atlanta sweat.

Yes, life is good especially if you're a couch potato in my house.

Relax and enjoy.

Shrimp feast

Forrest Gump would be right at home Aug. 10 at the shrimp feast, sponsored by the Auxiliary of Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company.

The event, at the Mountain Road fire hall, will run from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tickets are $23 per person or two for $45, in advance. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door for $25 each.

The menu includes spicy steamed shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp creole, corn on the cob, cold cuts, salads, beer and a cash bar. A disc jockey will provide dance music.

To order tickets, call 360-6857 or 437-0215.

Church to hold 'Applefest'

The Women of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will sponsor an Applefest on Sept. 21 at the church on Tick Neck Road.

Local crafts people and artisans can rent spaces for $10.

To reserve a spot, call Janet Shorey, 437-3153.

Downs Park competition

It's never too early to think about Halloween, at least for volunteers at Downs Park.

Work nights for the October extravaganza will begin the end of August, but the Friends of Downs Park has decided to add a little friendly competition to the event.

The park has regular Halloween volunteers who have become "pros" at creating scary scenes year after year. This year, a prize will be given to the group with the best Haunted Trail scene.

The contest is open to Scout troops, homeowner associations, community groups, athletic teams or groups.

"Put a group together and challenge our regulars," said Ranger Sharon Devault.

Information: 222-6230.

Pub Date: 7/26/96

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