Biodiversity Research Institute’s (BRI’s) Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation will host the 2014 Adirondack Loon Celebration on Sunday, October 12th (Columbus Day weekend) at Riverside Park and Harrietstown Hall in Saranac Lake.
The celebration will include a Loon calling and Loon costume contests; presentations about loon natural history and Adirondack loon conservation programs; live concerts by Adirondack folksingers Jamie Savage and Roy Hurd; a field trip to observe loon behavior first-hand (9a.m., pre-registration and fee required); performances by ventriloquist Sylvia Fletcher and Merriloons the Clown; the 2014 Adirondack Loon Quilt Raffle; and a special appetizer/dessert reception and silent auction.
Joe Dockery, of The Wellness Center of Saranac Lake, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the Loon Costume and Calling Contests. NYS DEC’s Ben Tabor and retired Forest Ranger Gary Lee will judge the calling and costume contests. People interested in demonstrating their loon calling skills and flaunting their black and white costumes should be at the Harrietstown Hall by 3pm on Sunday.
Food by the Green Goddess Natural Market and the Saranac Lake Masons will be available throughout the day. A portion of the “Pics in the Sticks” wildlife photography and art show, on view in the Town Hall’s auditorium, will benefit BRI’s Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation and the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center.
To learn more about the 2014 Adirondack Loon Celebration, view the Celebration’s schedule, or download Loon Quilt raffle tickets, visit www.adkloon.org.