First Meeting for 2020 is Tuesday, September 24
Theme for 2020 is 'Myths and Legends!'
The carnival is on January 31-February 9, 2020!

2015 Grand Marshall

Jack LaDuke
2015 Grand Marshall Jack LaDuke

Grand Marshall Jack LaDuke

Jack LaDuke was born in Keeseville, NY to French Canadian parents with a family history dating back to Quebec in the mid-17th century. Mr. LaDuke is a graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy, Toms Rivers NJ and holds a degree in History from Madrid University, Spain.

LaDuke with his wife Marina Roy, moved to Saranac Lake in 1978 when he became Audio Visual Director for the Lake Placid Olympics. For thirty years he was the NY Bureau Chief with WCAX-TV, Burlington VT. He also served in the Navy Air as a photographer. An unexpected telephone call from the U.S. State Department led to a three-year assignment in Central America. In El Salvador he trained young Salvadorians to shoot still photographs and motion picture film for a new educational television network the country and the U.S. government were establishing.

Although LaDuke is retired, he still regularly produces video stories about the Adirondacks for Mountain Lake Journal, PBS, in Plattsburgh and carries out frequent photography assignments for the Plattsburgh Press Republican. He is a member of the Saranac Lake Historical Society, the Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee and Golden Retriever Rescue. Jack was recently inducted into the Vermont Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston's Emerson College and won an Emmy for a story on working with horses at Paul Smiths College. He also had a gallery exhibit of his photographs at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake.

Jack LaDuke has a long history of capturing the surrounding community through his camera lens and sharing our local stories with the world. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is pleased that he will participate as this year's Grand Marshal.

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Recent Info/News
World Premiere of 'Ice Palace, A Love Letter' Movie
2019-10-08 - During the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, New York City Filmmaker Mark Burns came to Saranac Lake to capture the process from start to finish of what it takes to make the carnival happen. That year, the weather gave us many challenges, and Mark's camera caught all the drama. We're excited that Mark’s film, 'Ice Palace, A Love Letter', will have its world premiere at the Lake Placid Film Festival on October 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
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