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Harding stops in Albany on promotional tour

Strollin' Nolan and Tonya Harding Strollin' Nolan and Tonya Harding

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Former figure skater Tonya Harding is in Albany this week. The former figure skater, perhaps best known for that assault on competitor Nancy Kerrigan, plans to hunt, fish and race cars while she's here.

Tonya Harding is friends and fishing buddies with Strollin' Nolan, who now owns his own burger and barbeque restaurant in Albany.

She stopped by there for a quick visit today, and while she's in town she hopes to raise a little money for Big brothers and Big Sisters of America. 

"I want to be able to use my name in a good way," said Harding. "Other people have used my name to make their own money.  If I can make a little bit and put a smile on someone's face, that's what I'm here to do."

Strollin' Nolan said, "She's kind of excited about seeing us.  We're kind of excited to see her.  You know, we don't bring up her past.  She suffered enough for that, so we're going to let her have a good time when she comes here."

Harding will be in town through the weekend. If you want to meet her, you'll have your chance. She'll appear at the US 19 Speedway Friday night to autograph pictures, she'll also be racing a car. You can check that out Friday from seven to eleven.


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