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

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
Top Sponsors
Guide Boat Realty
Hotel Saranac
Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
American Management Association
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
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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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