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If anyone has any photos from the 1988 Kellogg Winter Games, please send them to the Shoshone News Press.
By DAVID KEYES
KELLOGG — While the Winter Olympics have been garnering most of the national attention recently, the Kellogg Winter Games are threatening to make people forget all about that noise coming from Calgary.
One thing both events have in common is a lack of snow.
Mother Nature has finally taken care of Calgary and it appears Bill Stanley may save the day for the Winter Games.
Stanley, who works on the Shoshone County road crew has been hauling snow from the Murray area to Teeters Field.
Teeters Field is the site of most of the Winter Games activities in Kellogg.
“The whole situation is under control,” said Carol Young, Winter Games chairperson. “Bill is a life saver.”
Rain and recent warm weather had turned Teeters Field into slush.
“The games will be a success because of the cooperation with the county and everybody involved,” Young said.
The games are scheduled for Feb. 12-21.
The Shoshone County News-Press will publish a complete list of Winter Games activities as well as photographs from Winter Games gone by Thursday.
The annual Fru Fra Parade will kick off the games Friday at 6:30 p.m.
A parade of athletes, precision drill teams, Miss Kellogg Heather Kaufman, and horse-drawn buggies will be some of the main attractions.
Organizers say Fru entries outnumber Fra entries nearly two-to-one and the committee is in desperate search of Fras to fill out the ranks.
Interested Fras are encouraged to call Carol Young at 784-8761.
The parade will start at City Hall and end at Teeters Field, just in time for the opening ceremonies.
Mayor Merv Hill will open the Games and Kaufman will sing a few songs.
Thee will be a horse polo demonstration and the Snow Ball Dance and Party will bring the first evening of the Games to a close.