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

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee

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: Martha Watts, Beryl Szwed, DJ Fowler, Caroleigh Meserole, Katrina Deardon, Colleen O'Neill   

2nd Row From Left to Right: Marty Rowley, Sadie Posdzich, Edie Stanish 

3rd Row From Left to Right: Bruno Freeman, Janine Meades, Barbara Martin, Liz Murray, Cherri Racette, Steve Racette   

 4th Row From Left to Right: Jodi Gunther, Colleen Lee, Birgit Schulte, Katie Fischer, Jen Mott   

 5th Row From Left to Right: Matt Scollin, Jeff Branch, John Dimon, Clyde Baker                                           

Back Row: John Banta, Dave Rockefeller, Holland Meads, Milt Adams, Martin Marks       

Missing From Picture: Jan Hesbon, Eric Foster, Meachele Burgoyne Manchester   

Behind The Camera Taking The Photo: Mark Kurtz  



President: Jeff Branch

Secretary: Cherie Racette

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

Carnival Court and Choreography: Katie Fischer and Janine Meads

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

Event Sound & Live Stream Broadcast: Eric Wilson, Corry Hoffman

Face Painting: Martha Watts

Facilities: Jeff Branch

Fireworks: Milt Adams

Flowerball: Sam Churco

Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner: Milt Adams

Carnival Headquarters: Jan Hesbon, Beryl Szwed, Dave Rockefeller

Fry Pan Toss: DJ Fowler

Ice Palace: Dean Baker, Jeff Branch

Ice Palace Hosts: Elle Finocan

Insurance: Jeff Branch

Kiddie Parade: Meachele Burgoyne Manchester, Katrina Deardon

Map and Brochure: Sadie Posdzich

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

Royalty: Cherie Racette

Schedule: Eric Foster

Skate Lake Colby: John Dimon, Birgit Schulte

Slideshow and Photography: Mark Kurtz

Sponsors: Eric Foster, Matt Scollin

Sports Coordinator: Jodi Gunther

Transportation: Jeff Branch

Trophies/Awards: Martha Watts

Vendors: Martin Marks

Volunteer Recognition Dinner: Jemell Branch

Website: Caroleigh Meserole

Window Decorations: Edie Stanish



2018 Royalty
Top Sponsors
Guide Boat Realty
Hotel Saranac
Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
American Management Association
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
See an easy-to-read schedule of events.
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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