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Page 8 ] Outboard Motor Boats ] .-Paddle Boards I Pedal Boats ] -- Fishing Tackle I - - Mo&ngs I Authorized Service For: P.O Box 1536 Yamaha, OMC & Tohatsu Avalon, CA 90704 The CATAUNA ISLANDER Do your part to keep the landfill use those blue bags and recycle! call 510- 0675 for info Friday, June 7, 2002 to the Imnm' - Avalon's 15est Kept Secret Backt Polar D nand This Weekend Saturda & Sunda 3-6pro Fabulous Pick's 8 Piece Band Come listm to best music mrowldl Michael Wenger, fourth from the left In the hat, is a 10-year-old Avalon Schools student who created a hands-on game. just for kids. Here he is with the teams, bottom row, and support crew, top row who participated In the first game of "Fearless:' by PATTI LANGE players could eat they had to make their way back to city park Ten-year-old Michael Wenger, and the last team to arrive was a third grader at Avalon Schools, eliminated from the game. doesn't watch a lot of television, After lunch, players rolled a but the shows he does watch pro- large "die" to determine what vided inspiration for his latest cre- gross thing they would have to ative outlet, eat. Possibilities included a sar- Last Saturday, Wengerhosted dine, liver and onions, a "Fearless," a reality game for kids. mushroom, brussel sprouts, a He combined elements from pop- candy bar black bananas ular t.v. shows Survivor, TheMichael said no one rolled the Amazing Race and Fear Factor to candy bar and all ate their allotted create his own game. Michael food so all qualified for the final talked to Ralph Morrow and the event. game will be aired on local cable, At this point the four rem'aln- once all editing is finished, ing players were playing as indi- Michael spent about a month viduals and the winner of this working out logistics for the event would be grand champion. three- hour game. He wrote letters Each player had 10 balloons for sponsors, created a fact sheet tacked on a tree and the goal was for players, found himself two to pop, with darts, their oppo- videographers (brother Alex and nent's balloons. The only kid with Spencer Creigh), got a support balloons left on the tree won. crew together and on Saturday, After an exciting showdown, began the game. one person emerged victorious The game started on South and won a $25 gift certificate to Beach with three teams of two Lloyd's of Avalon, a hat that said players. Michael read the rules of Fearless from Island Threadz and the first event and the players a kite from the toy shop. All par- were off to Joe's Rent a Boat to ticipants received a $5 gift certifi- get a pedal boat and search for cate from Lloyd's and other toys markers placed in Avalon Harbor. from the toy shop. Back on the beach, teams had a The winner? Michael would choice to either metal detect in the rather not tell for those viewers sand or swim out to the swim line who watch the game. And for for their next clue. This clue led fans, if Michael has his way, there them to the Casino Dock Cafe will be future "Fearless" episodes. where lunch--chicken nuggets He hopes to do more games in and fries--was waiting. Before the future. O His Whether it's Dad for Father's Day on Sunday June 16th or a brother graduating, a gift of a Reyn Spooner Shirt will let them him how much you appreciate the sacrifices he made for you. No matter h6w big or small. Stop in at Buoys and Gulls today and get a free gift* for yourself too. *Free Gift With Any $25 Purchase. BUOYS & GULLS CATAL ISLAND