Latest News – August 8

New Picnic Tables for a Girl Scout’s Silver Award

There’s nothing better than being able to report about a good deed done by a young person in Saguache Today. So it’s “Atta girl” to Alexandria Harrison for building four new picnic tables for Otto Mears Park.

Alexandria Harrison has the materials loaded up for the new picnic tables she built as her submission for her Girl Scout Silver Award.

Alexandria Harrison has the materials loaded up for the new picnic tables she built as her submission for her Girl Scout Silver Award.

And while the local community will benefit from Harrison’s efforts, the project has an added accolade for her. This picnic table project will be her submission for the Girl Scout Silver Award – the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn!

Harrison put together her “Silver Team” of helpers who assisted her in developing a project that could benefit the local community, get the necessary materials to complete the project and eventually build the tables.

 The Silver Award is touted by the Girl Scouts as giving girls the chance to do big things and make their community better in the process. So thank you, Alexandria!

These beautiful new picnic tables can be enjoyed at Otto Mears Park in Saguache.

These beautiful new picnic tables can be enjoyed at Otto Mears Park in Saguache.

spacerSaguache Game Warden Becomes Ironman

The Saguache Game Warden Jason Surface is an Ironman! 

On July 24, 2016, Surface was one of hundreds of athletes from around the world who competed in the 18th Annual Ironman Lake Placid in New York.

Saguahce Game Warden Jason Surface had a finish time of 15:55:50 in the Ironman Lake Placid. Congratulations!

Saguahce Game Warden Jason Surface had a finish time of 15:55:50 in the Ironman Lake Placid. Congratulations!

A favorite among competitors, the Lake Placid Ironman is the second oldest Ironman in North America and one of the sport’s most popular courses. It is also the longest-running American event aside from the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

The Ironman Lake Placid race begins with a 2.4 mile swim across beautiful Mirror Lake, followed by a demanding 112-mile bike leg through the Adirondack Mountains, and ends with a full marathon through the mountains and downtown that ends at the Olympic speed skating oval in the village of Lake Placid.

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Jason Surface proudly displays his finisher medal and strength at the Ironman Competition in Lake Placid, New York.

He raced and raised over $7,700 for Team Fox for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research!Congratulate him when you see him! 

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