2016 Winter Carnival King

Brendan Keough
2016 King Keough
photo by Mark Kurtz


Our 2016 Winter Carnival King was born and raised in Saranac Lake.  He attended Saranac Lake Central Schools and graduated from SUNY Canton.

He has been very active in many community organizations and activities such as:

  • Part of the original organizing Committee to establish the Saranac Lake Youth Center.
  • Past board member of the Saranac Lake Youth Center.
  • Served as an Interim Assistant Program Director of the Saranac Lake Youth Center.
  • Volunteer member of the Upstate New York Critical Incident Stress Management Team.
  • Charter and Past member of the Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club.
  • Pal Football Coach.
  • Past President of the Pee Wee Hockey Association.
  • Saranac Lake Pee Wee Hockey Association Coach for many years.
  • Member of the Saranac Lake Elk’s PBOE 1508.
  • Past President and Co-Founder of the Good Grief Experience Inc. and Camp Good Grief.
  • Shared the Franklin County Fire Fighter of the Year with 3 other members of the Saranac Lake Fire Department.  Also received the Northern New York Fire Fighter of the Year, for actions taken in a residential fire in 2011
  • Volunteer at Saranac lake High School for Student Bereavement group.
  • Member of the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department for 27 years, serving as an officer for 18 years.
  • Member of the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department Dive Team.
  • Member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.
  • World’s Worst Ventriloquist.
  • He is 3rd Generation Royalty, for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

Works in the Family Business.

Currently President and Manager of the Fortune Keough Funeral Home.

Son of Ronald and Peggy and Husband to Julie.

Father to Meghan & her husband Andrew, Kelly and Fiance Andrew and son Trevor.


2016 Royalty Court
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Hotel Saranac
Cape Air
Guide Boat Realty
Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
Lake Flower Resort and Spa
American Management Association
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
2016 King Keough
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First Niagra
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Winter Carnival Committee Seeks Volunteers
2016-09-06 - Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee are seeking volunteers to help them plan and facilitate the next 10-day festival, set for February 3-12, 2017.
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