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Olympian Stephen hosts Sochi Fundraiser

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With the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi right around the corner, local athletes like East Montpelier's Liz Stephen are making their final preparations before heading east to Europe.

One of the items on the to do list, having some fun while raising some funds.

Exhibit-A tonight at the Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard and Winery in Berlin, VT.

An estimated 75 people, showed up to take part in a yoga class, while also enjoying fine wine and brick oven pizza, all for a great cause. The proceeds of the event going to support Stephen as she prepares for her second Olympic games.

The former Burke Mountain Academy star is coming off a strong nordic skiing season in which she finished 15th overall in the World Cup Distance standings.

She'll depart in two weeks to begin this year's circuit and hopes with a good start and the experience she gained in the 2010 games, she'll get a shot to make her mark this February in Russia.

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