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Fair Haven resident wins gold at Empire State Winter Games

Rebecca Hass pilots her sled down the Olympic bobsled run. Hass and her teammate Bailey Vaness won the gold medal in the Junior Bobsled division of the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid last Sunday.
Rebecca Hass pilots her sled down the Olympic bobsled run. Hass and her teammate Bailey Vaness won the gold medal in the Junior Bobsled division of the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid last Sunday.

Rebecca Hass of Fair Haven won her second consecutive gold medal this past Sunday in the Junior Bobsled division of the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid.

She piloted her sled with brakeman Baily Vaness from Keene Valley, N.Y. Hass drove her sled through the tricky corners of the Olympic Bobsled track at Mt. Vanhoevenberg, securing her second gold medal in the Empire State Games. She won gold last year as well.

The team of Hass and Vaness also grabbed gold medals in last season U.S. Championships.

Hass made a dramatic come from behind victory. With a near Hass found herself .60 of a second behind the pace, putting her in third place.

She came back to win the next two heats with near perfect runs pulling off the victory by over a second, a large margin in the sport of Bobsled.

She is an eighth-grade student at Red Creek Central School and at Lake Placid School during the winter. She has been bobsledding for the past three seasons, learning to maneuver the sled down the icy turns. The junior bobsled program trains inspiring athletes ages 10-16 the skills needed to become world class drivers.

Her sled is sponsored by the Fair Haven Motel, Fair Haven, and MillPond Nursery, Martville.

Second annual May Festival to be held in Fair Haven

The Fair Haven Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual May Festival in the Village Park in downtown Fair Haven Saturday, May 19 beginning at 11 a.m.

The Village Park will be bustling with vendors, demonstrations and games celebrating spring’s arrival.

The event kicks off at 11 a.m. with a parade. Adults and kids should come dressed as fairies, woodland creatures, or gnomes and join the parade through the streets of Fair Haven. The parade line up is at 10:45 a.m.

Afterwards, there will be a family scavenger hunt through the village, a poker walk, food, free games and crafts for the kids, and music.

There will be a bike rodeo in front of the library at noon.  The kids are invited to bring their bikes and helmets.

At 1 p.m., the local band “Hattie Lewis” will be playing at the Bandstand in the park.