Fun event at Six Flags Over Georgia

Friday is Aug. 8. So what, you ask?

Think about it: 08-08-08. Just like last year's July 7, some people think it's an auspicious date for special events like weddings.

At Six Flags Over Georgia, they've got something different in mind.

Eight contestants will try to eat eight hot dogs, eight funnel cakes with a fruit topping and eight slices of cheese pizza in the Six Flags Eating Triathlon.

Visitors can watch the event at 12:08 Friday. The park will be open 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday.

Tickets are $39.99; $29.99 for seniors (55 and older) and kids 48 inches and shorter, children 2 and younger get in free. Parking costs $15.

Call 770-948-9290 or go to www.sixflags.com/georgia