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Foothills Bowl hosts Super Bowl festivities

By: Bruce Warren Journal Staff Writer
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If you’re not on the couch with the chips and dip or over at your friend’s house, you might want to head over to the Foothills Bowl on Sunday to watch Super Bowl XLIII. Billed as the “Super Bowl, Super Roll,” party at the Foothills Bowl, located near the Foresthill exit of Interstate 80, things will gear up at the bowling alley at 1 p.m. before the approximate kickoff time, 3:20 p.m. on NBC. Dave Rosenthal, KAHI radio disc jockey, will be hosting the party and plans to let folks know he’s around. “We’ll have the van out front cranking out oldies to let people know we’re there,” Rosenthal said. “I’ll be running around from lane to lane with a wireless mike.” This will be the first time that KAHI 950 AM radio has hosted a party at the bowling lanes. The game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals can be viewed on any of 24 TV screens on all 24 lanes. The first half should offer the best viewing, according to Rosenthal. “The first two quarters are when all the good commercials come out and at halftime is when all the good prizes come out so you better stay around,” Rosenthal said. Lane rentals will be offered at a special rate of $15 an hour, but disc jockey Dave Rosenthal advised folks to call ahead to reserve lanes. Free hot dogs and drink specials will be served. Rosenthal promises some fun games with prizes for those who attend. One prize might go to someone who has an ATM receipt in their pocket. Rosenthal will have something special for anyone with the lowest amount. If you are staying at home joining the 100 million viewers expected to watch the Super Bowl, local supermarkets have specials on most of the party fixings. The Save Mart store off Elm Avenue in Auburn has been doing well with its meat special and drinks. “Tri-tips at $2.49 a pound have been blowing out of here, “ said Donna Mauldin, a Save Mart employee. “Soda, beer, crackers, chips and dips are selling more than usual. It will be a big weekend. People like to get together. For making your own avocado dip, Save Mart avocadoes are half off at 50 cent each or there’s the ready-made avocado mix for $5.49. Produce clerk Joe Briz pointed out what he said would be the top sellers this weekend. “Veggie platters and bean dip trays will all sell well,” Briz said. When customers walk in one front door at Save Mart, there’s a large Super Bowl display that features three kinds of sodas, sport drinks, chips and tortillas with some leather football Super Bowl Collectibles perched on top. And don’t forget the free three-dimensional glasses for Super Bowl Sunday and a special 3-D episode Monday, the ad reads. Raley’s on Lincoln Way in Auburn also has the free 3-D glasses up front and a Super Bowl display that features a variety of chips and water.