SARANAC LAKE – Applications for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival 2016 Gala Parade are now available online here. Parade applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 193 River Street. Completed applications should be mailed to the Winter Carnival Committee at P.O. Box 829, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.
"We encourage people to get their applications in early so they can be part of the Gala Parade," said Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Chairman Eric Foster.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will take place on Feb. 5-14, 2016. The Gala Parade will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13 and there will be trophies for floats and walking units in six different categories (Business, Civic or Volunteer Group, Youth Group, School Group, Independent Group and Animal Unit) as well as the Louis Fobare Trophy for Best in Parade.
The 2016 theme is "Superheroes and Villains" and parade participants are encouraged to start their planning now. Entries are rated on the following: theme (matches parade theme), sound system, live music, choreography, costumes, float decoration, creativity and unusual item.
The Winter Carnival Committee will hold a public drawing for 2-3 judging seats to be chosen randomly for an opportunity to be part of the parade judging panel. Judges remain outside on the viewing platform during the parade. Anyone over 18 years old who would like to be a judge should submit their name, phone number, mailing address and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send by mail to the Winter Carnival Committee, Attn: Judging, no later than January 15, 2016.