Award Winning Croquet Player Makes Appearance at New Paltz Tweed Run - Daily Hudson Valley News

Award Winning Croquet Player Makes Appearance at New Paltz Tweed Run

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: General Interest

International Croquet Tournament Champion Joins Fifth Ranked Team in the Nation for New Paltz Event

Award winning croquet player, Nate Lange, made an appearance at the first annual New Paltz Tweed Run Wednesday evening.

The event was organized by The New Paltz Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee and sponsored by Mid-Hudson Acupuncture/William Weinstein L.A.C. to bring the spirit of a bygone era to the community.

After traveling through the town on antique bicycles, the players assembled on the lawn of the Dubois Fort at Historic Huguenot Street to dance the Charleston and share in the festivities.  Organizer, Dawn Elliott said, “it was pure fun; the perfect combination of summer sun, great refreshments and music” she added, “the event took a large city phenomenon and made it happen in a small town while encouraging the importance of safe bike and pedestrian accessibility”.

Mr. Lange offered his expertise to the local team and also helped to train those unfamiliar with the sport.

Nate Lange Croquet

Champion player, Nate Lange, advises Plattekill resident, Jeremiah Venry-McGee on proper form

Local croquet team “The Horse Thieves”

Local croquet team “The Horse Thieves” pose with champion player, Nate Lange. From left to right: Andy Tabor of Newburgh, Kate Oldrey of New Paltz, Jackie Harbison of Wallkill, Hector Rodriquez of New Paltz, Jeremiah Ventry-McGee of Plattekill, Nate Lange of Beacon, and center Dawn Elliott of New Paltz

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