The Saranac Lake Rotary Club will present its annual Winter Carnival Rotary Show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at the Harrietstown Town Hall, celebrating this year’s theme of “Under the Sea.”
Steve Borst and Sue Grimm Hanley will provide pre-show entertainment. The Saranac Lake High School Vocal Ensembles will perform under the direction of Drew Benware and will be accompanied on the piano by Tom Delahant. The Improv Group – Matt Sorensen, Stu Rattan and Dylan Duffy – will present “Coming Attractions in Sports.” Adirondack duo George and Elizabeth Cordes will bring new life to musical favorites. The Meter Maids – Cherie LaDuke, Jennifer Scofield, Carla Brassard and Carole Harsh – will offer finger-snapping barbershop quartet tunes. The high-energy band Inisheer – Joel Perkins, Sue Grimm Hanley, Steve Borst, Erik VanYserloo and Philip Perkins – will perform upbeat traditional music from around the world. And finally the Rotary Show Dancers will celebrate the 84th anniversary of dancing for Saranac Lake.
The Winter Carnival royal party will also participate in the festivities. They are the king and queen (to be announced Feb. 1 at the Coronation Ceremony), grand marshal (Chris Covert), archbishop (Kristaps Meimis), chamberlain (Chris Kollmer), princess (Anastasia Hull of Paul Smith’s College), prince (Eric Stender of North Country Community College), elementary school pages (Evelyn Eller, Ruby Smith, Sydney Dann, Nate McCarthy, Ben Isabella and Bailey Bartholomew), attendants to the king and queen (Vanessa Salamy and Nicholas Bayruns), and the other high school court couples: Emily Fountain and Taylor Pellerin; Megan Kilroy and Quinn Urquhart; Annie Frenette and Hajro Cecunjanin; Kylie Sapone and TJ Monroe; Kaileigh Woodruff and Michael Burpoe; Regan Kieffer and Kellen Munn; and Zoe Tyler and Craig Leahy.
Tickets are $13 in advance and $20 at the door. They may be purchased at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Ampersound, Blue Line Sports, Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Coakley Ace Hardware, Community Bank, the Community Store, EcoLiving, Maurice’s, NBT Bank and Post Office Pharmacy.
The Winter Carnival Rotary Show is a major fundraiser for the Saranac Lake Rotary Club, which gives back to the community through scholarships and helping with projects such as the local skateboard park, Dewey Mountain, continuing improvements to public facilities at the Harrietstown Town Hall, Lift Mount Pisgah, the Community Lunchbox and the Adirondack Carousel. Last year, the show raised $6,000.