The Rev. J. Bernard Fell Olympic Torch Restoration Committee is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of "The Beacon of Lake Placid's Olympic History".
Named in honor of the President of the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Organizing Committee, this magnificent structure stands at the North Elba Horse Show Grounds, site of the Opening Ceremonies of the XIII Olympic Winter Games, February 13, 1980.
While much progress has been made, our vision is to enhance the site as an historic and attractive venue for residents and visitors to the Adirondack Region. This includes refurbishing the Torch structure and base façade, installing flag poles, and construction of the Godfrey Dewey Observation Deck.
Named in honor of the President of Lake Placid's 1932 Winter Olympics, the Godfrey Dewey Observation Deck will provide an exceptional view of the Torch and Whiteface Mountain in the background. It will also provide an educational experience via historical plaques and photos. The Godfrey Dewey Observation Deck has been fully-funded by a grant from the Henry Uihlein II & Mildred A. Uihlein Foundation, and is scheduled for completion in the Summer of 2010.
On very special occasions, the Rev. J. Bernard Fell Olympic Torch is relit, which is always a thrilling sight to see!
Our Committee consists entirely of volunteers, and operates by the authority of the Supervisor of the Town of North Elba, reporting to the Manager of the North Elba Park District. Tax-deductible donations are always welcome. For more information and to learn how you can help with this worthwhile project, please email us at email@example.com.
Contributions to the Olympic Torch Restoration may be made in memory of Dennis Ryan. Please mail contributions to:
Town of North Elba
reference: Olympic Torch Restoration
2693 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946