A-L Hall of Fame to be held on April 27

Lost Valley will be hosting the 31st annual Auburn-Lewiston Sports Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Banquet on April 27.

A community project of the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce, the HOF has inducted 134 individuals since its inception in 1984.

Last spring’s Class of 2013 included of Valerie Brown Ackley, Norman Gagne, Jane Woodhead Jawor and Anita Murphy. Names of the newest inductees will be released shortly.

The HOF also presents its Chamber President’s Award to outstanding high school and college senior athletes from our community, and to championship teams from the most recent year.

The “Flashback to Fame” award, which recognizes championship teams of the past, will be presented to the 1974 Edward Little High School Class A State Champion Ski team on its 40th anniversary. Coaches and team members will be invited to attend. General Chairman Robert Stone heads an active group that includes past chairs Tom Anthoine, Earl Austin, Thomas Delahanty, Fern Masse, Anita Murphy, Malcolm Philbrook, Brad Sloat and Ralph Tuttle.

Banquet reservations and tickets are now available at the Chamber of Commerce office and email at [email protected]

Local morgan horse farm Inducted

SHELBURNE, Vt. —Maine Event Morgans of Auburn was inducted into the American Morgan Horse Association’s Breeders’ Hall of Fame at its annual convention.

The event took place on Saturday, Feb. 22 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Maine Event Morgans is owned by George Schott.

Established in 2004, the AMHA Breeders’ Hall of Fame Award is given to a breeder(s) who has produced Morgans that have had a significant impact in the breed.

Schott’s breeding program, which began in 1997, catapulted his MEM Morgans into the spotlight throughout the country.

His understanding of the breed, coupled with his innate business savvy, combined to make this Morgan breeding endeavors sought after, as his horses are as successful in the show ring as they are in the breeding shed. Schott built a winning breeding program, whose incredible results include a number of champions topping every show ring division.

MEM Morgans has made a lasting mark on the Morgan breed, one that will continue to shape the things to come for many more years.

Founded in 1909, the American Morgan Horse Association is a non-profit organization serving more than 50,000 Morgan horse owners, breeders, exhibitors, and enthusiasts throughout the United States. AMHA serves as a parent organization to more than 90 recognized Morgan horse clubs and national organizations.

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