December 5, 2013

Winter Carnival parade, vendor applications ready

SARANAC LAKE — Applications for the 2014 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade on Feb. 8 and for vendors are now available.

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

There will be trophies for 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 theme this year is “Celtic Carnival.”

Entries are rated on: theme (matches parade theme), sound system, live music, choreography, costumes, float decoration, creativity and unusual item.

All vendors are must fill out and return a vendor agreement form to the Chamber of Commerce by Friday, Jan. 24.

Any vendor serving food or beverages will also be responsible for securing an operating permit from the New York State Department of Health at least 30 days before the event. This permit must be displayed to officials upon request. 

For more information about vendors, contact Rob Johnson at 327-3071.

Parade and vendor applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 193 River St.

Completed applications should be mailed to P.O. Box 829, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.

The 2014 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will take place Jan. 31 through Feb. 9.

The next meeting of the Winter Carnival Committee is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the large-group instruction room of the Saranac Lake High School.

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