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South Lake Tahoe to celebrate Olympians

Tribune staff report

A city-wide celebration to welcome home South Shore athletes will be held March 15.

Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, who won gold for snowboarding slopestyle and freeskiing halfpipe respectively, and Hannah Teter who placed fourth in snowboarding halfpipe, will be recognized at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.

A procession will take the Olympians via fire truck from South Tahoe High School, onto Highway 50, past the airport and through the town of Meyers, concluding at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Community members can line Highway 50 along the route and cheer the Olympian procession as it drives by, a press release stated.

The South Tahoe High School marching band will greet the Olympians at Sierra-at-Tahoe's new Solstice Plaza at 1:40 p.m. The National Anthem will be performed by the South Tahoe High School Choir and will be followed by an introduction from Sierra-at-Tahoe's General Manager John Rice.

Attending the festivities will be California state Sen. Ted Gaines, El Dorado County supervisors and South Lake Tahoe City Councilmembers with proclamations for the three Olympians. The party will include autograph signings, live music, food and drink specials, prizes and a raffle with proceeds to the Sierra Foundation.

Well-wishers and partygoers are encouraged to board buses or carpool to the resort as parking will be limited. The athletes will depart from South Tahoe High School at 1 p.m. Bus schedules, times and event details will be available at

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Businesses are encouraged to hang up "welcome home Olympians" signs or banners with similar messages for the celebration. The city will suspend permits and fees for signs of that type.

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