Friday, February 21, 2014

Community Celebrations Planned for Idaho Gold Medal Winner Farrington

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Kaitlyn Farrington will return to her Bellevue home Monday, Feb. 24 to a hero's welcome. She''ll be heading home after appearing on the Feb. 19 Late Show with David Letterman, the Feb. 20 Live with Kelly and Michael show and as the special guest of this Sunday's Daytona 500 stock-car race in Florida.

And oh yes, she won the gold medal in the women's halfpipe snowboarding competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

This morning's Idaho Mountain Express reports that 24-year-old Farrington will arrive Monday afternoon, Feb. 24, and should immediately take note of a welcome banner flying over Bellevue's Main Street. She's scheduled to receive a key to the city, and there is already talk that a bike path running through town could be named after her.

On Saturday, March 1, the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is planning to host a party in Farrington's honor.

Farrington's father, Gary, told the Mountain Express that despite all the hoopla, his daughter "will keep her feet on the ground."

That is, until she next gets on a snowboard.

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