for immediate release: Jan. 23, 2014
Winter Carnival parade and sporting event application deadline
SARANAC LAKE – Application submission deadlines are nearing for those desiring to participate in the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade on Feb. 8 and those participating in sporting events during Winter Carnival which require pre-registration.
Parade and sporting event applications are available online at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com/contact/registration-forms. Parade applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 193 River Street in Saranac Lake. Completed applications should be mailed to P.O. Box 829, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Parade applications should be submitted no later than Feb. 5.
Parade entries are divided into several classes covering businesses, civic or volunteer groups, youth groups, school groups, independent groups, and animal units. Trophies will be awarded to the top two entries in each group that most conform to the theme, Celtic Carnival, as well as the Louis Fobare Trophy for Best of Show.
The sporting events which require pre-registration are as follows and should be submitted as instructed per the application on the Winter Carnival website prior to the event: White Stag Downhill Ski Races, Adult and Youth Cross-Country Ski Races, Snowshoe Races, Snowshoe Softball, Snowflake Volleyball, Innertube Races, Ice Palace Fun Run and Children's Skating Races.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, formally known as the Society for Promotion of Winter Carnival, Saranac Lake, Inc., is a group of volunteers dedicated to organizing 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 at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com. The 2014 Winter Carnival will take place Jan. 31 - Feb. 9.