'Yo Dude' Takes Yo-Yos to New Heights During EMUs Family Day, Oct. 11
YPSILANTI Yo-Yos, those simple and small round wooden toys, have
evolved. Now theyre made of high-tech plastic or aluminum, and are made
by companies with names like Pro Yo, Turbo Bumblebee and Yomega Raider. What
never changes is people gathering to watch a yo-yo master at work. (Or is it
Work or play, there will be quite a crowd at Eastern Michigan Universitys
annual Family Day, Saturday, Oct. 11, noon-4 p.m., at EMUs main campus
in Ypsilanti. EMU alumnus Dennis Grzesiak, a.k.a. the Yo Dude, will demonstrate
yo-yo techniques old and newlike Cold Fusion, the Gyroscopic Flop and
the Double Helicopterusing both traditional and high-tech yo-yos.
Grzesiak, of Oxford, MI, has been teaching yo-yo tricks and participating in
yo-yo competitions for more than 46 years.
For more information on Yo Dude, and a complete list of the more than 50 free activities at EMUs Family Day, access www.emich.edu/familyday.