SARANAC LAKE – "Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2019 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Using the Winter Carnival's designated theme "Prehistoric Park," Trudeau's illustration shows "Doonesbury" character Zonker riding a mammoth while facing a saber-toothed cat. Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has created the Winter Carnival button design since 1981 to benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.
The button costs $4 and will be available at the following merchants in Saranac Lake later this week: Adirondack Bank (Main Street and Church Street), Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Adirondack Wine & Liquor, ADK CAVU Café, Amanda's Village Motel, Ampersound, Bear Essentials Apparel, Belvedere Restaurant, Blue Line Sports, Blue Moon Cafe, Community Bank (Lake Flower Avenue and Broadway), Coakley Home and Hardware, Eco Living, Fusion Market, Goody Goody's, Hyde's Nice N Easy (Lake Flower Avenue and Broadway), Janie's For Hair, Kinney Drugs, Lakeview Deli, McKenzie's Grille, NBT Bank, Post Office Pharmacy, Rice Furniture, Saranac Lake Adult Center, Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Saranac Lake Wine & Liquor, Saranac Village at Will Rogers, The Village Mercantile, TOPS Markets.
Buttons will also be sold during Winter Carnival at its headquarters located at the ROOST office (193 River St.) and available through mail order by sending a check payable to Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee to Barb Martin, 230 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Past Winter Carnival buttons are also available for $5. For more information contact Barb Martin at (518) 891-2382. There is an additional cost for shipping based on quantity of buttons ordered: 1-4 - $4, 5-8 - $6, 9 or more - $7 (prices subject to change).
Winter Carnival buttons are one of the longest-running traditions at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The buttons are collected by residents and visitors every year and have a devoted following of those who enjoy capturing a piece of Winter Carnival history.