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Newest members of the Lake Placid Hall of Fame honored at dinner

October 25, 2013
CHRISTIE SAUSA, Special to the News

LAKE PLACID - Residents from Lake Placid and the surrounding communities enjoyed the Lake Placid Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Lake Placid Conference Center.

The 30th annual event celebrated five new inductees to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame: Wilmot G. "Monty" Purdy, James Quinn, Laura Russell Viscome, Ed and Lisa Weibrecht and Naj Wikoff.

A good crowd turned out to honor the latest inductees.

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Photo/Christie Sausa
The 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees, from left, Naj Wikoff, Lisa Weibrecht, Ed Weibrecht, Janet Viscome (for Laura Russell Viscome), Andrew Quinn (for James Quinn) and Robert Purdy (for Wilmot G. Purdy).

The purpose of the Hall of Fame Organization is to nominate and select residents past or present, of the Olympic Region to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame based on their significant contribution to the betterment and promotion of the Olympic Region, either through sports or civic and cultural involvement.

Two of those being honored have not only contributed greatly to the Olympic Region through their communities, but also in their contributions to the Lake Placid News. Laura Russell Viscome was well known for her "Odds and Ends" column in the News, and Naj Wikoff continues to author his weekly column "On the Scene."

Ed and Lisa Weibrecht own the Mirror Lake Inn and among their many contributions to the community, they host the annual Joy to the Children fundraiser each December.

Purdy, Quinn and Laura Viscome, were inducted posthumously.

Howard Riley served as the emcee of the dinner.

Those who were inducted however, all share one thing-a strong desire to improve the world by making the communities they live in a better place.

For more information on the Hall of Fame, visit the website at



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