for immediate release: Feb. 4, 2014
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade Feb. 8
SARANAC LAKE – The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade will be held on Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. and will be broadcasted on local television channels 2 and 22 courtesy of Time Warner Cable. The parade will take place at Broadway and Main Street from Ampersand Avenue to Lapan Highway and the public is invited to assemble along the route. The procession is a crowd favorite and tradition of the Winter Carnival, featuring many creative floats, quirky performers, community members and much more.
Parade performers will be judged in 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 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 is taking place Jan. 31 - Feb. 9.