|Mr. Lucky Legs contest ready for big return
Contest included in RP’s 50th anniversary celebration scheduled for September 15
Rohnert Park’s 50th anniversary celebration is fortunate to have Aileen Albert running the “Mr. Lucky Legs” contest. Not only is she experienced, having judged the 1981 and ‘82 contests, but she also has husband, Bob, building stage props to preserve contestant anonymity. Most importantly, her enthusiasm convinces others that volunteering can be fun.
After donating years of labor to the Boy Scouts, Rancho Cotate High School, Spreckels, NOAH, COTS and their church, The Alberts have seen community participation wane. That is unfortunate, she asserts, for volunteering, along with exercise, family gatherings and travel, are “the secret to staying young.” That and “never sit down” would be her best advice.
At the conclusion of long careers with PG&E for Bob, and running the Friendly Kitchen (1967-73) and a podiatry office for Aileen, both now work for love of community rather than money. She even chose her five Lucky Legs judges based on their active work in their hometown. Two are young, while three are mature. Aileen warns she cannot be bribed to reveal their identities until after the contest, lest someone tries to unfairly influence the results. Spouses of judges are not allowed either, for the same reason.
The Lucky Leg contest is open for adult men to compete for the title of the most muscular, hairiest and sexiest legs. To sign up for this contest stop by any of these Rohnert Park locations to pick up an application: U.S. Bank, Callinan Sports Center, RE/Max Pros, or download from the 50th Web site at www.rohnertpark50.org. Entries will be taken up until noon Sept. 15. Rules are simple – no makeup, shaving or pantyhose. Each contestant will have a few seconds on stage to dance a jig or cancan, or otherwise strut his stuff (showing below the knees only) before judges and audiences.
“Mr. Lucky Legs” is one of several contests planned for the Sept. 15 festival. See the Web site for more information. This site will also list many opportunities to volunteer, which if you follow the Alberts’ lead, will result in lots of fun, as well as “giving back to the community we love, and making it better for the children.”