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!

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, Caroleigh Meserole, Nancy LaBombard
2nd Row From Left to Right: Marty Rowley, Dean Baker, Liz Murray, Edie Stanish, Birgit Schultz, DJ Fowler, Heather Rudasill, Julie Walsh, Shelly Manchester, Katrina Dearden
3rd Row From Left to Right: Peter Snyder, Sadie Posdzich, Cherie Racette, Elle Finocan, Barbara Martin
4th Row From Left to Right: John Dimon, Katie Fischer, Tyler Merriam, Milt Adams, Colleen Lee, John Banta, Dave Rockefeller
Back Row: Eric Wilson, Melissa Uhlik, Clyde Baker, Rob Russell, Karen Russell, Jeff Branch, Steve Racette, Cory Hoffman, Jodi Gunther

Missing From Picture: Jen Mott, Matt Scollin, Eric Foster, Janine Meads, Holland Meads
Behind The Camera Taking The Photo: Mark Kurtz


President: Jeff Branch

Secretary: Nancy LaBombard

Treasurer: Marty Rowley

Directors: Milt Adams, Dean Baker, Barbara Martin and  Elle Finocan

Arctic Golf: 

Button Sales/Flag: Heather Rudasill

Carnival Characters: Cherie Racette, Steve Racette

Carnival Court and Choreography: Katie Fischer and Janine Meads

Carnival Gift Shop: Beryl Szwed, Dave Rockefeller

Carnival Pages and Choreography: Carol Reyell, Susan Rdanzek, Sadie Posdzich

Chocolate Festival: Melissa Uhlik

Event Sound: Eric Wilson, Cory Hoffman

Face Painting: Martha Watts

Facilities: Jeff Branch

Fireworks: Milt Adams

Flowerball: Sam Churco

Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner: Milt Adams

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, Peter Snyder

Parade: Jeff Branch

Parade Judges: Liz Murray

Past Royalty Dinner: Marilyn Bigelow

Posters: Jeff Dickson

Program Book: Clyde Baker

Publicity and Social Media: 

Rotary Club: John Banta

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/Ribbons: Jeff Branch, Martha Watts

Vendors: Martin Marks

Volunteer Recognition Dinner: Jeff Branch

Website: Caroleigh Meserole

Window Decorations: Edie Stanish

Yeti Hunt: Katrina Deardon



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Top Sponsors
Guide Boat Realty
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
North Country Community College
Hotel Saranac
Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
American Management Association
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Tops Friendly Markets
Adirondack Health
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Recent Info/News
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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