Friday, February 10, 2012

Event to honor local Olympians

Ketchum CDC to honor athletes Monday, Feb. 20

Express Staff Writer

The Wood River Valley is home to many talented athletes, some of whom have competed at the highest levels of their sport.

To recognize residents who have competed in the Olympics, the Ketchum Community Development Corp. will host a communitywide celebration of their achievements.

The event will run from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, in Ketchum Town Square.

Among activities planned are a roll call of local Olympians, hosted by Olympic high jump gold medalist Dick Fosbury, a raffle, free hot chocolate and marshmallows, and an unveiling of the new solar hot water panels on LeRoy's ice cream hut.

Ketchum Mayor Randy Hall on Monday proclaimed that day Celebrate Local Olympians Day.

Nearly 50 Olympians have called the valley home.

"Our community with its world-class coaches, supportive citizens and optimum training accommodations proves that a small town can produce big results," the proclamation reads in part.

For more information on the event, contact Community Development Corp. Executive Director Jon Duval at or 727-2117.

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