Oh it’s too fun. Out of all the Olympic athletes, three of the top are from Meyers, a small neighborhood community next to South Lake Tahoe. It is considered South Lake Tahoe with the same zip code (that’s how small we are).
To celebrate their victorious homecoming, the community of South Lake Tahoe is holding a procession leading to a party at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Starting at the South Lake Tahoe High School, going along Highway 50 through Meyers, up the summit to Sierra at Tahoe. The South Lake Tahoe Marching Band will be performing in addition to the South Lake Tahoe Choir. At the party at Sierra, there will be autograph signings, live music, prizes and a raffle.
So come on out and show your support for Jamie Anderson, who won gold for snowboarding slopestyle and Maddie Bowman who won gold for freeskiing halfpipe. Hannah Teter, a gold medal winner from 2006 and a silver medal winner from 2010 will be part of the celebration.
These three Olympians not only brought home gold, they put Meyers on the map for having the most gold medals per capita. Granted, the ski and snowboard culture is really big in South Lake Tahoe, but who would have thought we’d be a model for per capita Olympic medals?