Cher In The City

Cher Best is a radio personality with WKSP-FM (96.3) | E-mail

Football and Disney are family treats

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There is nothing quite as special as my family and the time that we spend with each other. When I was a little girl, I remember what a great time I had hanging out with my family at football games, going to plays and musicals and to the drive-in.

My parents were in the boosters club. My sister and I would tag along to Westside High School football games to watch my brother Craig play. I’m not tooting any horns here, but he was indeed an awesome tailback (I’m just saying).

It sure was fun to hang out with my folks, wear red, white and blue and cheer Craig and the Patriots on to victory. They won a lot back then … humph, still do! Go Patriots!

As I got older I still enjoyed those football games but something happened when I was 7 or maybe 8 years old.

My parents were going to a party and my mother had on a beautiful, powder blue satin gown. Her hair was curled ever so perfectly around her pretty face and she had on white gloves. I remember thinking: She is the most beautiful mommy in the world.

Not long after that, I started to play dress up with her clothes and makeup. Sometimes my mom would let me and my sister put on her clothes and play with her jewelry … and then it happened! We were watching the Wonderful World of Disney and Cinderella came on.

We were hooked. We wanted tiaras and pearls and ball gowns. Ahhhhh, yes, when I think about the good old days I smile. The good news is there are chances to relive both those family moments. The excitement of family fun centered on the gridiron can be revisited at the annual Augusta City Football Classic, which will be played Saturday at Laney Stadium. In fact, I will be enjoying that game with my mom and dad. This annual tradition will also offer a salute to the military with the Fort Gordon Sky Show, a battle of the bands and a barbecue cook-off. People come and tailgate and just enjoy being with family and friends.

And for the ones who still love a good fairytale, Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales will be at the Bell Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 6, for shows at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. It not only has all of my favorite Disney characters such as Snow White, Cinderella and Belle, from Beauty and the Beast, but I’m told that the sets are amazing, the choreography lively and energetic and the costumes breathtaking.

This time, I may be older but I will none the less be attending, wearing my tiara and white gloves. Seems like old times.


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