December 12, 2012

Of Interest: Dec. 12, 2012

CCC winter graduation planned for Friday

PLATTSBURGH — Clinton Community College’s winter graduation will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the William H. Forrence Center gymnasium.

Just over 160 students are eligible for graduation, and 172 dual certificates and degrees are being awarded.

Nearly 30 students will be graduating summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude.

The Class of 2012 valedictorian and student speaker is Sherrie Harvey of Rouses Point, an accounting major.

The salutatorian is Arond Roach of Mooers, an industrial technology major.

The ceremony is open to the public

Winter Carnival Committee taking parade applications

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee says applications for the 2013 Gala Parade, to be held on Feb. 9, are now available online at

“We encourage people to get their applications in early so they can join the festivities of Winter Carnival and be a part of the 2013 Gala Parade,” parade coordinator Eric Foster said in a news release.

Applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 193 River St., Saranac Lake.

Completed applications should be mailed to PO Box 1142, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.

“The theme this year is ‘Under the Sea,’ so get out your thinking caps, be creative and join in the fun,” Foster said.

There will be first- and second-place trophies for both Floats and Walking Units in six categories — Business, Civic or Volunteer Group, Youth Group, School Group, Independent Group and Animal Unit — as well as the Louis Fobare Trophy for Best in Parade.

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Inc. is a not-for-profit group of volunteers dedicated to organizing an annual mid-winter festival during the first two weeks of February. This 10-day, community-wide event traces its roots to a one-day carnival held in 1897 by the Pontiac Club.

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