Special Olympics Burn Bright in Boise ... Permanently 

Special Olympics World Winter Games torch finds home at Boise Airport

On Monday, Nov. 9, a 24-foot steel creation will make its permanent home at the Boise Airport.

Designed by Emmy Award-winning production designer Rene Lagler and created by Woman of Steel's Irene Deely, the sculpture is a giant cauldron titled, appropriately, the 2009 World Winter Games Cauldron. The piece was commissioned by Special Olympics' 2009 World Winter Games and is being gifted to Boise to commemorate the important relationship formed between the city and the organization when the games were held here earlier this year.

Mayor Dave Bieter, airport director Richard McConnell and Chris Privon, who was on the World Winter Games board of directors, will be present for the unveiling, and music will be provided by Steve Fulton and Steve Eaton, as well as by special guest, flautist Ronald Sam. Sam, a member of the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, will play "From The Heart," a song he wrote specifically for and then played during the opening ceremonies of the 2009 World Winter Games.

The event takes place on the lower level at the west end of the terminal and is scheduled to begin promptly at 12:15 p.m., so arrive early to park (it is the airport, after all). Parking is not free.

If you would like to attend, RSVP Heather Hill at heather.hill@2009worldgames.org.

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