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One of Battaglia's iconic images from 2014 will be Erin Hamlin's moment of victory in Sochi.  Photo:  Nancie Battaglia
One of Battaglia's iconic images from 2014 will be Erin Hamlin's moment of victory in Sochi. Photo: Nancie Battaglia

Hamlin celebration set for Thursday in Remsen

A tiny town on the southern tip of the Tug Hill Plateau is getting ready for an Olympic-scale celebration. Luger Erin Hamlin, who won a Bronze medal in the Sochi Olympic Games, is scheduled to return home to the town of Remsen Thursday around 7 pm.

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David Sommerstein
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Town supervisor Roger Helmer says residents have dressed up "a huge float" for Hamlin in the town park. He says she’ll be met by a police escort at the New York State Thruway near Utica after landing in Syracuse. Fire engines will greet her as she arrives in town. Helmer says there will be a parade down Main Street followed by a rally at the local school.

At the games in Sochi, Hamlin became the first American woman to win a medal in Olympic luge competition. She’s also the first American luger of either gender to medal in singles competition.

David Sommerstein will be in Remsen to bring us complete coverage of Hamlin’s homecoming Friday on The Eight O’clock Hour.

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