Hometown to honor Olympic gold medal swimmer Lilly King

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' gold medal winner Lilly King smiles during the ceremony for the women's 100-meter breaststroke final at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. King became the face of "clean athletes" in Rio. King isn't backing away from that reputation and instead hopes to use her success to send a message to everyone else as she enters her sophomore season at Indiana.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' gold medal winner Lilly King smiles during the ceremony for the women's 100-meter breaststroke final at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. King became the face of "clean athletes" in Rio. King isn't backing away from that reputation and instead hopes to use her success to send a message to everyone else as she enters her sophomore season at Indiana. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Olympic swimming gold medalist Lilly King’s Indiana hometown plans a celebration for her later this month.

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke on Tuesday said the 19-year-old will meet with children Sept. 24 to talk about aspirations and using hard work to meet goals. She’ll then ride a fire truck to Bosse Field, where she will lead a yoga class. She’ll also receive a key to the city. The event is free and open to the public.

King won two gold medals at the recent Summer Olympics in the 100-meter breaststroke and on the 400 medley relay team. She is a graduate of Evansville’s Reitz High School.

King also is scheduled to be grand marshal of the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival parade Oct. 8.

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