By Courtney DiFiore
High above the clock tower the sky stood still and dark. Scattered across the lawn lie chairs, blankets and towels filled with friends and families alike. Jeff Tuohy playing soft melodies in the back ground, the smell of BBQ and vibrant red and blue attire set the scene for a perfect 4th of July celebration. The fireworks finally took to the sky and drown out the music slowly sailing through the air. Faces lit up for only a moment show the excitement felt across the crowd. It truly was the highlight of the night.
During the day, the same crowds that filled the lawn could be found enjoying the many free activities that lined the Village street. Caricatures, face painting, Birds of Prey and the Be. board attracted many. The main event of the day however, was definitely the T2 Demo in Lot 1. The Stratton Mountain School T2 Nordic Team is a mix of the country’s most elite racers that was founded in 2012. They entered the sport with a splash, winning the gold at World Championships – first ever for USA!
For the athletes, this demo was just another chance to train, but they didn’t short the crowd on a show by any means. It was an exciting experience the included one-on-one time with the future olympians afterwards. Check out the video highlight real and get to know the SMS T2 Team. After all, they are here all summer long working toward the 2014 games!