Winter Carnival Buttons Available

The 2014 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival button is available at merchants throughout the Village of Saranac Lake, and also in Bloomingdale.  The button costs $4.

The merchants selling buttons in Saranac Lake are Ace Hardware, Adirondack Bank, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Adirondack Liquor, Amanda’s Village Motel, Ampersound, Bear Essentials Apparel, Belvedere Restaurant, Blue Line Sports, Blue Moon Café, Captain Cook’s, Community Bank, Eco Living, First Niagara Bank, Fusion Market, Goody Goody’s, Hyde’s, K&E Enterprises, Kinney’s, Lakeview Deli, Maurice Hair Salon, McKenzie’s Grille, NBT Bank, Post Office Pharmacy, Rice Furniture, Rusty Nail, Saranac Lake Adult Center, Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce, Saranac Lake Discount Liquor, Saranac Village at Will Rogers and Waterhole. The merchants selling buttons in Bloomingdale are Blooming Market and Norman’s Store.

Winter Carnival Button - 2014

The buttons will also be sold during Winter Carnival on Jan. 31 – Feb. 9 at its headquarters and are 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: 1-5 – $3, 6-9 – $5, 10 or more – $7.

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. Proceeds from button sales benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

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 2014 Winter Carnival will take place Jan. 31 – Feb. 9.