Congratulations to Merle Smith of Saranac Lake for being the winner of the 2021 Winter Carnival Poster signed by Gary Trudeau!
We'll see you next year!

2018 Archbishop Christine Bell

Winter Carnival Court
2018 Archbishop Christine Bell
photo by Sue Rice

Christine Bell- Christine grew up in Bombay, NY, on the Canadian border and graduated from Salmon River Central HS. She is the daughter of the late William Hastings Perkins and Dorothy Perkins of Lake Placid and youngest sister to Cathy and Karen. After HS, Christine attended Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY and majored in Anthropology. Upon graduation she moved to Buffalo where she lived almost entirely for free with her sister Cathy and worked lots of different jobs like bartending and managing a Wendy's restaurant. After much consideration and encouragement from others she decided to apply to the School Counseling program at the University of Buffalo where she received her Master's Degree. She was first hired as a School Counselor in 1994 at Salmon River CSD and was hired as a High School Counselor at Saranac Lake CSD in November of 1998 and has been here ever since. Christine has also been the Key Club advisor for many years. She feels incredibly lucky to work in such a great school district with amazing students.She learns things from them every day. Christine is married to Thomas who she met at Hartwick. She is Mom to twin daughters, Olivia and Molly who are in 10th Grade at SLHS. She was so honored to be asked to be part of this year's WCC as Archbishop and looks forward to all the fun ahead. Happy Carnival to all!

2018 Royalty
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2021 Carnival Theme is 'Mask-erade'
2020-09-15 - Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, and members of the public who attended the committee meeting on September 15, have chosen ‘Mask-erade' as the theme for the 2021 Carnival.
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