Applications for parade performers participating during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival are now available online at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com.
Applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 39 Main Street in Saranac Lake.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will take place from February 1-10 featuring a “Prehistoric Park” theme. The Gala Parade will take place on Saturday, February 9 and there will be trophies awarded for floats and walking units in six different categories (Business, Civic or Volunteer Group, Youth Group, School Group, Independent Group and Animal Unit) as well as the Louis Fobare Trophy for Best in Parade. Parade participants are encouraged to start their planning now. Entries are rated on the following: theme (matches “Prehistoric Park” theme), sound system, live music, choreography, costumes, float decoration, creativity and unusual item.
Completed parade applications should be e-mailed to [email protected], dropped off at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce or mailed to the Winter Carnival Committee at P.O. Box 829, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, no later than February 6.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, formally known as the Society for Promotion of Winter Carnival, Saranac Lake, Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization of volunteers dedicated to planning and presenting an annual mid-winter festival. This 10-day, communitywide event traces its roots to a one-day Winter Carnival held in 1897 by the Pontiac Club. The Carnival honors its heritage every year by building an Ice Palace from blocks of ice harvested from Lake Flower’s Pontiac Bay, where carnival events have been traditionally held for generations.
For more information, visit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival website.
Photo of Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club cupid themed float provided.