Saranac Lake, NY- Collectible buttons and posters designed by "Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival are now available for sale. Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has been creating the Winter Carnival button design since 1981 and the poster design since 2012. Proceeds from button and poster sales benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.
The button costs $4 and is available at merchants throughout the Village of Saranac Lake, and also in Bloomingdale. The merchants selling buttons in Saranac Lake are: Ace Hardware, Adirondack Bank (Main Street and Church Street), Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Adirondack Wine & Liquor, Amanda's Village Motel, Ampersound, Bear Essentials Apparel, Belvedere Restaurant, Blue Line Sports, Blue Moon Cafe, Community Bank (Lake Flower Avenue and Broadway), Downhill Grill, Eco Living, First Niagara Bank (Main Street), Fusion Market, Goody Goody's, Hyde's Nice N Easy (Lake Flower Avenue and Broadway), Janie's For Hair, K&E Enterprises, Kinney Drugs, Lakeview Deli, Maurice's Hair Salon, McKenzie's Grille, Moose Maple Books & More, NBT Bank, Post Office Pharmacy, Rice Furniture, Saranac Lake Adult Center, Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Saranac Lake Discount Liquor, Saranac Village at Will Rogers and Waterhole. The merchants selling buttons in Bloomingdale are Bloomin' Market and Norman's Store.
The buttons will also be sold during Winter Carnival on Feb. 6 – Feb. 15 at its headquarters located at 141 River Street and available through mail order by sending a check payable to Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee to Barb Martin, 230 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Past Winter Carnival buttons are also available for $5. For more information contact Barb Martin at (518) 891-2382. There is an additional cost for shipping based on quantity of buttons ordered: 1-5 - $3, 6-9 - $5, 10 or more - $7.
Garry Trudeau signed 100 posters as fundraisers for the benefit of Winter Carnival. Unsigned posters are also available. To purchase a poster contact Jeff Dickson by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (518) 891-4344. Signed posters cost $60 and unsigned posters cost $15, including tax. There is an additional cost for shipping if local pick-up is not possible. Those who have purchased signed posters in the past should contact Jeff Dickson immediately to continue the series. Unclaimed numbered posters will be made available to the public on a first come/first served basis. Contact Mr. Dickson to be placed on the waiting list.
Unsigned posters are available at Ampersound (52 Main St.) and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (193 River St.) and will be sold during Winter Carnival at its headquarters. As in the past, a raffle will be held for signed poster #1. Sales are limited to 100 raffle tickets at a cost of $5 each. Tickets are available from Jeff Dickson until the opening of carnival on Feb. 6 and then will be available at headquarters until February 15.
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 at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com. The 2015 Winter Carnival will take place on February 6 – 15.