Erin Hamlin meets locals at Herb Philipson's kayak event

By WKTV News

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Herb Philipson's Outfitters for the Great Outdoors held its annual Kayak event, Sunday.
People came out to the New Hartford Shopping Center store to test out kayaks and canoes before buying them.
The participants in the event were given a special surprise though, as Olympic Bronze Medalist, Erin Hamlin, was on hand to take pictures with customers and sign autographs.
"I've been meeting people in the area," said Hamlin. "It's really cool to come home and see the faces behind the people who have been cheering me on all season and take pictures, sign autographs, encourage people to go get in the pool."

Store owner, Gary Philipson said that having Erin there was a great way to stay connected with the local community. 

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