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2017 Grand Marshal

Barbara Rice
2017 Grand Marshal Barbara Rice
photo by Sue Rice

Barbara is a native of the Adirondacks and a partner in Rice Furniture, a 3rd generation local business. She graduated from Saranac Lake High School and went on to receive her BA from SUNY Plattsburgh in Business and Economics. She later attended PA school at Albany Medical College and worked as a Physician Assistant in Vermont and Massachusetts. In 2005 she returned to Saranac Lake with her husband Chad McCarthy and son Cal to assist in the operations of the family business.

Barbara was elected to the Franklin County Legislature in 2013 and was re-elected in 2017. She currently serves as the Chairwoman of the board. She was a former Saranac Lake Village Trustee as well as a member of the Harrietstown Board of Assessment and Review. In 2014 she was chosen as one of two county representatives to serve on the NYS Fire Safety and Building Code Council. Most recently she was appointed by Governor Cuomo to serve as a Commissioner on the Adirondack Park Agency.

Barbara has been very active in the local community and is a member of the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce, a Trustee on the Adirondack Health Foundation and a former board member of Habitat For Humanity. She also helped found the Village of Saranac Lake Downtown Advisory Board and the Outdoor Movie Committee.

2017 Royalty
Top Sponsors
Guide Boat Realty
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
North Country Community College
Hotel Saranac
Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
Stewarts
American Management Association
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Tops Friendly Markets
Adirondack Health
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Recent Info/News
Winter Carnival Meeting and Theme Selection Postponed
2020-04-14 - The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee meeting scheduled for April 21 at the Saranac Lake High School has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The 2021 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival theme selection would have taken place at that meeting and will also be postponed.
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