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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee

2018 Winter Carnival Committee

Meeting Dates 

All meetings take place at 6 p.m. at the LGI Lecture Room at Saranac Lake High School, 79 Canaras Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY.

Check the Schedule Summary for dates and times.

Winter Carnival organizers

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is a dedicated group of volunteers who are passionate about keeping the time-honored traditions of the Winter Carnival alive. The committee consists of local residents who are instrumental to all aspects of the Winter Carnival and committed to the success of this community-driven event.

Committee Members

1st Row from Left to Right:  Colleen O'Neill, Beryl Szwed, DJ Fowler, Martha Watts, Caroleigh Meserole and Katie Fisher

2nd Row from Left to Right: Marty Rowley, Edie Stanish, Barbara Martin and Liz Murray

3rd Row from Left to Right: Eric Foster,  Steve DeHond, Steve Racette, Cory Hoffman, Jan Hesbon and Clyde Baker

Back Row from Left to Right: Art Morey, Doug White, Milt Adams and Jeff Branch

Missing from picture: Elle Finocan, Robin Johnson, Eric Wilson, Dean Baker, Cherie Racette, Janine Meades and Cindy Watson.

Behind the Camera Taking The Photo: Mark Kurtz


President: Jeff Branch

Vice President:  Eric Foster

Secretary: Liz Murray

Treasurer: Marty Rowley

Director: Milt Adams

Director: Dean Baker

Director: Barb Martin

Arctic Golf: Colleen O'Neill

Button Sales/Flag: Barb Martin

Carnival Characters: Cherie Racette, Jeff Whisher

Carnival Court and Choreography: Katie Fischer and Janine Meads

Carnival Pages and Choreography: Carol Reyell, Leah Detar, Sadie Posdzich

Event Sound & TV Broadcast: Eric Wilson, Corry Hoffman

Face Painting: Martha Watts

Fireworks: Milt Adams

Flowerball: Sam Churco

Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner: Milt Adams

Carnival Headquarters: Jan Hesbon

Ice Palace: Dean Baker, Jeff Branch

Ice Palace Hosts: Elle Finocan

Insurance: Jeff Branch

Kiddie Parade: Cindy Watson

Fry Pan Toss: DJ Fowler, Kathey Morey

Map/Brochure: Art Morey, Kelly Brunette

Parade: Jeff Branch

Parade Judges: Liz Murray

Past Royalty Dinner: Marilyn Bigelow

Posters: Jeff Dickson

Program Book: Clyde Baker

Publicity and Social Media: Colleen O'Neill

Rotary Show: Doug White

Royalty: Cherie Racette, Barb Martin

Royalty Driver: TBA

Schedule: Eric Foster, Ray Scollin

Slideshow and Photography: Mark Kurtz

Sponsors: Eric Foster, Steve Dehond

Sports Coordinator: Jodi Gunther

Transportation: Jeff Branch

Trophies/Awards: Martha Watts

Vendors and Facilities: Robin Johnson

Volunteer Recognition Dinner: Jemell Branch

Website: Caroleigh Meserole

Window Decorations: Edie Stanish



2018 Royalty
Top Sponsors
Guide Boat Realty
Hotel Saranac
Cape Air
Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
American Management Association
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
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Recent Info/News
Winter Carnival Committee Seeks Volunteers
2018-09-06 - Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee are seeking volunteers to help them plan and facilitate the next 10-day festival, set for February 1-10, 2019.
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