WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. The third and final day of the 45th Annual Glenn D. Loucks Memorial Track and Field Games featured an Olympic-style parade and torch-lighting midway through the days events.
Hundreds of athletes from New York to Maine to Canada, officials and guests proceeded onto Glenn D. Loucks Field at White Plains High School as the drum corps led the way. Once everyone had assembled on the field, the Canadian flag was raised and the speakers blared the Canadian national anthem. The raising of the American flag and playing of the American national anthem followed.
White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach was one of the guests seated near the 50-yard line, as was Christopher Clouet, the superintendent of schools for White Plains. Past Loucks Games participants were also called out by name.
Several awards and honors were handed out during the ceremony, including the Eleanor Loucks Memorial Award to Dana Comfort, a White Plains resident since 1980. Comfort received the award for his contributions to the White Plains High School athletic programs, particularly the Loucks Games.
The ceremony concluded with a torch-lighting, and athletic competition resumed shortly thereafter.
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