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Celebration planned for Valley's golden girl

February 21, 2014

Welcome home, Kaitlyn 

The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is thrilled to welcome Kaitlyn Farrington, a member of the SVSEF Gold Team, home to the Wood River Valley. With the support and aid of several organizations, including Sun Valley Company and cities of the valley, we have created a schedule for two events the SVSEF is spearheading.


How can you help? We encourage the citizens of Bellevue, Hailey and Ketchum to line the streets to greet Kaitlyn on Monday. We would love to see banners and signs welcoming her home and congratulating her on her amazing accomplishment. And, of course, please join us for Saturday's celebration. It's going to be a party of epic proportions! 

Schedule of Events

Monday, February 24, 2014

12:31 p.m.

Kaitlyn arrives at Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey. The Wood River drum line, members of the SVSEF snowboard team and city officials will be allowed on the tarmac to greet Kaitlyn.

1-1:15 p.m.

Kaitlyn, Suz Locke, Gary Farrington and SVSEF coach Andy Gilbert will be driven by Sun Valley Auto Club's Dave Stone on a loop through Bellevue.

1:30 p.m.

Kaitlyn will board a waiting Wood River Fire and Rescue ladder truck at Roberta McKercher Park. With Chief Bart Lassman at the wheel, the fire truck along with Hailey Fire Dept. will make its way through Hailey (1:30-2:00 p.m.) and Ketchum (2-2:30 p.m.) to the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, located at 215 Picabo Street.

2:45 p.m.

Kaitlyn will address and answer questions for the assembled press and media at the Engl Training Center, located on the second floor of the Greyhawk Building at Warm Springs. Please reserve your spot with Jody. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014 

2:30 p.m.

Festivities begin at Warm Springs Lodge with live music, food and beverage specials from Sun Valley Company.

4 to 4:45 p.m.

Official ceremony honoring Kaitlyn on Warm Springs Deck. List of speakers being finalized.

4:45-5 p.m to 7 p.m.

Street party commences on Picabo Street between Jane Lane and Lloyd Court. Live music by Old Death Whisper. Food and drink specials available at Apple Bar & Grill.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you in your coverage. 

Kind regards,



Jody Zarkos

Director of Communications, SVSEF

(208) 726-4129 ext. 102