Two-time Olympic Winter Games participant Sadie Bjornsen, a Methow Valley native who competes in Nordic skiing, returned home last week for a parade through Winthrop, followed by a gathering at Mack Lloyd Park. She was cheered and greeted by family, friends and fans. Bjornsen received a key to the town of Winthrop, a lifetime pass on the Methow Trails system, cookies from the Mazama store, a gift basket — and the adoration of many youngsters.
All photos by Don Nelson. Click any of the square, thumbnail-sized images for a slideshow.