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      The Olympic-sized welcome home for Erin Hamlin in tiny Remsen

      The town of Remsen is ready to welcome home its Olympic hero. Erin Hamlin is expected to be back in Central New York on Thursday, and Remsen is ready to celebrate her homecoming with a parade immediately upon arrival.

      Hamlin is scheduled to land in Syracuse at 4:40 p.m. on Thursday. The parade is ready to begin around 5:30 that evening.

      Hamlin will be escorted by police through Verona, Rome, Floyd, Stittville, Holland Patent and Barneveld on her way to Remsen. The parade will begin at the intersection of Route 31 and Main Street in Verona. It will conclude at the Remsen Junior-Senior High School.

      Parade-goers are encouraged to bring signs, cowbells and horns to cheer for Hamlin as she gets home.

      Anyone interested in joining the festivities can catch the parade at any of the spots listed below:

      -Verona along Main Street from Route 31 to Route 365

      -Rome along East Dominick Street from Bouck Street to McAvoy Avenue

      -Rome, near the Wright Avenue ramp

      -Floyd, along Old Floyd Road from Koenig Road to Route 365

      -Stittville, along Route 365 from Mill Street to Route 291

      -Holland Patent, along Route 365 from Park Avenue to Elm Street

      -Barneveld, along Boon Street and Old Remsen Road from Mappa Avenue to Route 365

      -Remsen along Main Street from Steuben Street to the school