for immediate release: Feb. 4, 2014
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival partners with Empire State Development Division of Tourism
SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has partnered with the Empire State Development Division of Tourism to offer carnival-goers special treats and souvenirs during Winter Carnival. Empire State Development Division of Tourism will have a tent on River Street in Prescott Park, nearby the Ice Palace, which will include a Taste NY / I LOVE NY lounge featuring shaved maple ice, hot chocolate and more. They will also be handing out souvenirs prior to the Winter Carnival Gala Parade on February 8 at 1:00 p.m.
"We're pleased to have the Empire State Development Division of Tourism's support. New York State's involvement with our event underscores the special nature of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival and helps us achieve our goal to make it the best event it can be," said Eric Foster, Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Chairman.
Empire State Development Division of Tourism will also be providing support for the Winter Carnival Slide Show to be held on February 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice Palace, immediately preceding the Guide Boat Realty "Storming the Palace" Closing Fireworks Display at 8:00 p.m.
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.