1.1 F.llt:\Otl PUBLIC l,IDH!I!l.Y 15 .t.1'l!JHnr·: n'l'. IIONF0\1~ L~!.L:~, 1/,Y, 11172 IMES VOLUME 105 NUMBER 47 Independently Devoted to the Best Interests of Honeoye Falls and VIcinity. HONEOYE FALLS, N.Y. 35C copy THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1989 . ' . • Saranac Lake, NY - Man and his sled dogs · against the winter elements and the ntgged countryside - these are the Ingredients of the 11th Annual ALPO International Champ- Ionships being held January 27, 28 and 29 at the Paul Smith's College Sports Annex In Saranac Lake. The ALPO event will offer $50,000 In prize money to 100 of North Amer- Ica's top sled dog drlvsrs. 110.00 yenr racing. James G. Schmoyer, senior vice president of operations for ALPO Pctfoods, Inc., calls the lhrcc-cvcnt Winter program \ ... a demonstration of ALPO's continuing commitment to lhis wonderful sport and to the men and women who bring color and excitement to sled dog racing.\ . The ALPO International, sanctioned by the International Sled Dog Racing Association (ISDRA), is the richest sprint racing event of lhc year and annually attracL~ the best drivers frorn the northern tier states in the U.S., from Alaska and from Canada. ALPO International race director Peter Lesser, executive director of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, says he expects \one of lhc strongest fields in the history of the event.\ B~ck to defend his Unlimited title will be Harris Dunlap of Bakers Mtlls, N.Y. Also expected to return arc winners of lhc other major classes of lhc 1988 ALPO International: Neal Johnson, eight-dog; Amy Kondos, six-dog; and Francis Julian, lhrcc-dog. Among the leading contenders for lhc Unlimited Iitle being defended by Dunlap will be Don Breland, Eddy Streeper, Len Robb, Gary Edinger, and Mike Boaz, all among lhc point leaders on the pro circuit last season. Paul Smith's 10-dog Championship, a new event, will take place at the Paul Smilh's College Sports Annex the week following lhe International and will provide students actual hands-on experience in staging a special event. The project will be under lhc direction of Sue Dyer and Ken Brown. Included on lhc program will be mid-week lectures to the students on sled dog race management, public relations and olhcr subjects rclatct 1 . to the sporL MORE ON OUR FEATURE STORY ON PAGE 10 THE ORIGIN OF SLED DOG RACING; HISTORY AND LEGEND RICHMOND BICENTENNIAL TIME CAPSULE PROGRAM PLANNED 1 FOOTBALL UNDER THE LIGHTS IN '89; 1 1956 GRADUATE GIVES BOOST TO LIVONIA SPORTS PROGRAM Five months to go and counting before the Town of Richmond celebrates its 2001h birthday. Much work is well under way in preparation for lhe big event which will take place May 26-29. According to Public Relations Committee Chairman Steve Barnhoom, a time capsule project is lhe latest addition to lhe bicentennial program. While work is in the initial stages, this project will provide community residents with an opportunity to leave personal memoirs, pictures and artifacts to their future des-cendants. The time capsule will be sealed off and won't be opened until the year 2089 when Richmond will celebrate its tri-ccntennial. A capsule burial site has not been yet determined. Coordinating lhis fund- raising project arc residents Vivian Kuitems and Katherine Lustig. The next scheduled bicentennial committee meeting is for Monday, January 16th at 7:30PM at the Masonic Lodge in Honeoye. Barnhoom said anyone interested in serving on the committee can contact steer-ing committee co-chairman Jan Ashley (229-5605) and Peg Treble (229-5641). \If it weren't for athletics I would never have grad- uated from Livonia High School. I believe high school athletics are very important\ The source of these words is Mr. Phillip Saunders, owner of Griffith Oil Company and the Sugar Creek Stores. On December 26,1988, the Livonia Board of Education officially accepted a $260,000 gift from the Saunders Found- ation for construction of an athletic facility at the high school football field site and in- stallation of a lighting system for evening sports events. Construction will begin in April or May and hopefully be compl;etcd in time for lhc fall sports schedule. There will be a new building ncar the football field which will house showers, storage space for equipment, ameeting room and public restrooms. Evening games will finally be possible with the new lights. Saunders, a 1956 Livo- nia graduate, was active in basketball, football, baseball and track & field events. It was upon his urging that lhc lighting sys- tem was considered. \I always thought we needed lights, even when I was playing. This school deserves it; I lhink it's the best school system in Livingston County.\ At lhc Board meeting in December, the members resolved that the football site will be named in memory of Earl B. Saunders, Jr., who served as a member of the LCS Board of Education from July 1, 1952 to June 30,1957. Said Board President Dr. David Woodruff, \This is a most generous gift and will certainly enhance our alhlctic facilities and t11cir use by bolh our students and the community.\ THANKS FOR YOUR CALLS & LEITERS IN RESPONSE TO OUR CHANGES ... WE'RE ALL EXOTED ABOUT THE NEW TOWN 'N' COUNTRY GAZETIE!