SARANAC LAKE – Collectible buttons designed by "Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau for the 2016 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. This year he created two buttons corresponding with the carnival's theme "Superheroes & Villains." Proceeds from the button sales benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.
The buttons cost $4 each and will be available at merchants throughout Saranac Lake, and 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), 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, Two Horse Trade Company, TOPS Friendly Markets (Church Street and Lake Flower Avenue). The merchant selling buttons in Bloomingdale is Bloomin' Market.
The buttons will also be sold during Winter Carnival at its headquarters located at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (193 River St.) 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. Please be sure to specify if you want a superhero or villain button and what quantity of each. 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.