Spectators at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday are in high spirits.. and it’s no wonder with the weather accommodating and the participants going all out to impress this year’s winter carnival court.. Lynn Heidi is one of the Parade Judges, She was chosen to present the awards following the parade..
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade results are as follows for the winners of first and second place trophies in various categories, as well as the Louis Fobare Memorial Trophy for Best of Show.
Louis Fobare Memorial Trophy Best of Show:
Dewey Mountain Youth Ski League
Business Group – Float:
First Place: HOMENERGY Services, Rumble Carpentry and the Wilkins Agency.
Second Place: Historic Saranac Lake and Trudeau Institute
Business Group – Walking:
First Place: Correctional Eye Care
Second Place: Loot and Launder
Civic or Volunteer Group – Float:
First Place: Petrova Parents Club
Second Place: St. Andrews Society of the Adirondacks
Civic or Volunteer Group – Walking:
First Place: Brothers of the Bush
Second Place: Women’s College Scholarship Club of Saranac Lake
Youth Group – Float:
First Place: Dewey Mountain Youth Ski League
Second Place: Tendercare Tot Center
School Group – Float:
First Place: Paul Smith’s Veterans Association
Second Place: Northern Lights School
School Group – Walking:
First Place: Bloomingdale Elementary School
Second Place: North Country Community College Student Government Association
Independent Group – Float:
First Place: Allen Moody Landscaping
Second Place: Saranac Village at Will Rogers
Independent Group – Walking:
First Place: Lawn Chair Ladies
Second Place: Bucket Ruckus
Animal Group – Walking:
First Place: Adirondack Goat Club
For those winners who did not pick up their trophies at the Winter Carnival Parade Bands Sound-off following the parade, they are now available at the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce located at 193 River Street.
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. The 2014 Winter Carnival took place during Jan. 31 – Feb. 9.