Spartans winArea businesses come together to help out athletic/academic programs at SHS
By: By Don Leighton, For The Telegram, Superior Telegram
The following is another “Have Fun or Get Out of the Way” column by Don Leighton and Mike Granlund and their alter egos, Lance Boyle and Billy Pirkola, which runs occasionally in The Superior Telegram.
Remember the greatest Cheer’s episode ever? Because of countless hours of personal sacrifice spent watching the show where everybody knows your name, Cliff Clavin’s appearance on Jeopardy with Alex Trebek ranks as No. 1, according to the Lance and Billy Television Institute.
The categories for the first round were right up Cliff’s tree of knowledge: civil servants, stamps from around the world, mothers and sons, beer, bar trivia and celibacy. With his knowledge of senseless information, he asked all questions correctly entering final Jeopardy with $22,000. Well, the only way he could lose was if he were to wager the whole amount and give the wrong question. For those fans of Cheers, you recall that is exactly what happened.
The Final Jeopardy category was movies and the answer was Archibald Leach, Bernard Schwartz and Lucille LeSueur. These are the real names of Cary Grant, Tony Curtis and Joan Crawford, but Cliff’s question was, “Who are three people that have never been in my kitchen?”
It was hilarious and can be accessed at You-Tube.
I have the names of three people that never have been in my kitchen too, Nancy O’Neill, Rick Lampton and Ray Kosey, but I know the correct question to the answer.
The question? Who are three incredible supporters of academic and athletic programs at Superior High School?
On July 31, O’Neill’s Pub and Grizzly’s Grill and Saloon are partnering with Kosey (Superior High School activities director) and SHS to hold a car show, games and a street dance to raise funds to provide financial support for SHS athletic and academic programs from which all students can benefit.
What a great night this will be, especially since the Lance and Billy Meteorological Society Administrator, Ray Kosey, has guaranteed beautiful weather. Kosey has never been wrong when predicting the weather.
A few weeks ago, Nancy’s husband, Tom, suggested the affair. Well, Nancy and Rick put their heads together and came up with the idea of a street dance and other activities to be held on the closed-off 34th Street between their establishments. Reminiscent of Lance’s younger days when street dances were common, this promises to be the summer event of 2010.
Talk about a win-win — a great time with live music, food and beverages available.
From 3 to 6 p.m., a classic car show will be held on the “dance floor.” The cost of entering a vehicle is $10, but there is no charge to the viewing public. Nothing is better than looking at cars from an era when cars were cars and not made from plastic.
From 5 to 7 p.m., a bean bag tournament will be held with prizes to be awarded to the championship team. Two-person teams are needed to battle the dreaded teams from O’Neill’s and Grizzly’s. The cost to enter is $10. Teams can sign-up at Grizzly’s or O’Neill’s.
Other games requiring cunning, guile and the ability to cheat will be held as well including the infamous “Minute to Win It” contest.
And then, may we please have a drum roll, the dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 11:30 p.m. The “doors” open at 6:30 p.m. Admission, you guessed it, is $10. One of the area’s top live bands, Wolfpack, will be playing a variety of great tunes, including our favorite oldies.
Grizzly’s will have a food stand set up to serve some of its greatest treats, and O’Neill’s and Grizzly’s adult beverage stations will be open in their establishments to quench dancers’ thirsts. High school students will assist with the set-up and tear-down for the dance party. Coaches and advisors will be working the dance serving as security.
The dance is for those only over 21 years of age. No one younger will be admitted. An outdoor venue such as this is difficult to supervise, so Lance and Billy ask that those attending to observe the 21-year-old requirement.
Nancy O’Neill can’t be happier with the cooperation of the city.
“Superior City Councilor Dan Olson was contacted with the initial idea and with his help, the city provided guidance and support in allowing this worthwhile effort to take place,” O’Neill said. “The council unanimously supported this street dance and deserves the thanks of everyone.”
Tickets for the dance are available at the high school, the board office, O’Neill’s, Grizzly’s and from Lance.
Lance and Billy are not responsible if the weather forecast of our “crack meteorologist” is in error. The $10 ticket purchase is non-refundable if a monsoon hits our area. Regardless of the weather, great programs will be helped by your donation. Even if you cannot attend, buy a ticket and support our kids.
All proceeds go toward helping athletic and academic programs at SHS. Remember, you are helping our future. Be there or be square, far out, cool, neat-o and have a great time.
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