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60 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Feb. 24 - Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 Jim Westhoff photos Winter Wine Fest raises funds for Rotary Four masked partygoers mug for the camera at the fourth-annual Winter Wine Fest held by the Georgetown-MiHshoro Rotary Club at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. Shown are (l-r) Richard Lankford, Lisa Lankford, Ron Smith and Nancy Smith. Held Saturday, Feb. 18, a sold- out crowd of more than 300 people wore beads and masks as part of the Mardi Gras theme. The event raises much-needed funds to continue the charitable efforts for the Georgetown- Millsboro Rotary Club. The amount raised was not available at press time. For just $1, Carol Hansen was telling people their fortunes. Despite having no formal training at fortune telling, Hansen volunteered for the job. "I thought it would be a fun way to help raise some money," she said. She said many people were asking if they were going to win the Powerball. "I tell them they have as much chance as anyone else. At right, Aaron Dickson, manager of Liquid Assets of Seaford, pours a glass of Charles Desere sparking wine. Dickson said Liquid Assets donated 22 cases of wine for event. Any bottles that were not poured were sold for charity. Busted! Bill Whelen, at left, member of the Rotary is caught coating a strawberry into the chocolate fountain. More photos on page 61 Now I get it. It took me a while to figure it out. Like millions of Americans last week, I looked forward to watching some cover- age of the Olympic Games on television. You know you love to get involved in all that patriotism, flag waving, pride and sportsman- ship. But I had trouble finding the coverage on the television until I realized one night that I was actu- ally watching the Olympic Games. So there I was with my genera- tion slip showing below my hem- line, except no one wears slips anymore. They all have those, well, whatever those slivers of material are called today. At one point I was watching some kid nicknamed the "Flying Tomato," flipping up in the air, twisting and turning on a board, high above a snow covered tube like tunnel, then hang motionless for a few seconds before diving straight down like some kind of AROUND TOWN Nancy Katz seagull freaked out on PCE This performance was good enough for a gold medal too; I assume the judging was on a scale from suici- dal to wetting your pants, which I'm told is the highest ever. Apparently there are a lot of sports for these talented young performers in the Olympic Games, youngsters who all seem tin foil for an antenna. All the tel- Of course, I'm not yelling sour to have come from a valley in atives took turns standing on top grapes. I tried watching other tra- southern California. Hats off to of the television while the others ditional sports too, like the cross- their parents too, who I'm sure yelled directions/~or better recep- country ski event. But unless your directed this energy into some- tion of government sponsored name is Eiener, Arne, Johann or thing positive; energy that usually programs. There were so many anything else Norwegian, you is found on warning labels that people housed in that little abode, may as well stay back at the lodge. say "Do Not Operate Heavy you had to raiseyourhandjustto These athletes know how to Machinery While Taking This make a path togo to the bathroom, chicken walk up a hill on thin Medication." But congratulations So there was that sympathy factor pieces of wood attached to their to them anyway, or as they say, going on for them. feet faster than a guy with a load "Awesome." Anyway, Natasha and Andre in his pants rushing for the men's But you see, my mistake was performed perfectly in their gov- room. that I'm used to the old Olympics. ernment sponsored costumes,And I watched the luge, which It was around this time vchen the which were almost always made is French for death wish. It's prob- most excitement came because of out of discarded uniforms when ably every divorced woman's the Russians who purposely tsars were in power. And they dream to push that sled with her entered couples With names like always won the gold medal, usu- "ex," strapped on his back down Natasha and Andre Sklatakovia in ally based on the score of ten into an "ice covered tunnel about the sport of iceskating. Not only given to them by an enormous the size of an MR. This is definite- were you terrified of their names, woman judge in a fur coat, from ly a reflux esophageal event. but you also knew they had noth- East Germany, who basically ~vas So I guess I will have to adapt. ing to lose. They lived in govern- legally blind. Eventually Natasha As they say in Italy, "Come' de ment housing in Siberia. It con- and Andre defected, opening a villagia idiozza?" Loosely trans- sisted of one room with 30 rela- liquor store in L.A so it all had a lated this means, well we aren't tives and a black and white televi- happy ending. Now that was an sure, but I think it does apply. sion with rabbit ears made out of Olympics! Ciao.