DECATUR — A Champaign man on Saturday at Decatur Celebration was selling metal and wood art and decorations at a booth, when he pulled a large silver coin on a chain out of his pocket.
Mike Shine, a former University of Illinois women's track coach, won the silver medal for the 400-meter men's hurdles at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
Shine was behind Edwin Moses, who he said "was probably the most dynamic hurdler in the world for about 10 years."
He retired from working at Kraft Foods for 30 years and needed a new hobby.
Dreams Custom Works was born. Shine uses a CNC plasma cutting table to create art and decor out of metal and wood.
"My son talked me into buying a table, and now we're having fun," Shine said. "This is my retirement hobby."