SARANAC LAKE – 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 6 - 15, 2015.
There are many areas people can help either in the planning before or during the carnival, and volunteers are encouraged to attend the next Committee meeting, to be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16 in the Large Group Instruction (LGI) room of the Saranac Lake High School.
"Winter Carnival is only possible through the help of volunteers," said Eric Foster, chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee. "We welcome new people to join the existing Committee members so we can continue to improve this long-standing community event."
Volunteering on the Winter Carnival Committee is a fun way to support the community, and an opportunity to meet people from around the community.
Visitors from around the world will travel to this village to celebrate the annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival featuring a "Groovy '60s" theme for 2015. Named the second best winter carnival in the world by National Geographic Traveler magazine, this Carnival is the longest-running event of its kind in the eastern U.S. Dating to 1897, the Carnival began as a one-day event to break the monotony of the long Adirondack winter and has grown into a 10-day festival that includes sports, performances, two parades and three sets of spectacular fireworks.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, formally known as the Society for Promotion of Winter Carnival, Saranac Lake, Inc., is a group of volunteers dedicated to organizing an annual mid-winter festival. This 10-day, communitywide event traces its roots to a one-day Winter Carnival held in 1897 by the Pontiac Club. The Carnival honors its heritage every year by building an Ice Palace from blocks of ice harvested from Lake Flower's Pontiac Bay, where carnival events have been traditionally held for generations. For more information, visit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival website at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com. The 2015 Winter Carnival will take place February 6 – 15.