CHANGE!!! The parade will begin at the firehouse on Broadway so there will be NO PARKING from the firehouse to Ampersand Avenue!
The Ice Palace will be closed until damages can be repaired

Melinda Little Named Grand Marshal

SARANAC LAKE – The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee chose Melinda Little as its 2019 Grand Marshal for the Gala Parade on February 9. Melinda has been an important part of the community for many years.

When Melinda first moved to Saranac Lake full-time 23 years ago, she found the community she had craved all her life (but didn't know it) and feels incredibly lucky to be a part of it.

Melinda is an entrepreneur by background, and she brought that experience to bear in 2006 by leading the successful effort to establish The Community Store, now The Village Mercantile. In 1996 she co-founded Independent Means, the leading provider of family-centered financial education programs and products in the United States until it was acquired in 2015 and in the late 1980's founded The Company of Women, a national mail order catalog company. She is currently focusing her entrepreneurial skills on managing Point Positive (www.pointpositiveadk.com), an angel investor group which since its inception in 2014 has committed $2.75 million to eight ventures across the Greater Adirondack Region, fueling new jobs and a stronger diversified economy in the Adirondacks.

In addition to her ongoing role with The Village Mercantile, Melinda has served for over 12 years on the board of the Tri-Lakes Humane Society (TLHS) and just recently stepped down as president.  Having also co-fostered several litters of wayward momma cats and their kittens for TLHS, it may come as no surprise that she currently lives with four cats of her own, two of whom were "foster failures," and until recently with the late Piper McGee, her loyal walking companion and best friend who knew Saranac Lake like the back of her paw.

Some of Melinda's earlier volunteer roles included serving on the board of Pendragon Theatre, as a member of the Human Rights Committee of the Adirondack ARC and for the last four years as the Saranac Lake rep to the board of ROOST. She is currently a Trustee for the Village of Saranac Lake.

We look forward to a great winter carnival with Melinda!

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History Hut and Giftshop
2022-01-16 - The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is extremely proud to introduce the History Hut & Gift shop. Located during carnival at the Lake Flower boat launch, the History Hut will display photos and memorabilia of Carnivals past and present. The gift shop will sell Carnival related items such as buttons, flags, posters among other desirable keep sakes.
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