Variety of local groups take Gala Parade prizes

PHOTO PROVIDEDJulia Walkow holds up Medusa’s head while on the float from the group ‘Gods and Monsters – The Walkow Family and Friends’ which won Best of Show at the Saranac Lake Gala Parade.

SARANAC LAKE – The Saranac Lake Gala Parade was once again the main event of the Winter Carnival this year.

For those winners who did not pick up their trophies at the Winter Carnival Parade Bands Sound-off following the parade, they are available at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce located at 39 Main Street.

The results of the parade 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:

Gods and Monsters – The Walkow Family and Friends


Business Group - Float:

First Place: The Rusty Nail

Second Place: Adirondack Daily Enterprise


Civic or Volunteer Group - Walking:

First Place: New York State United Teachers

Second Place: Oriental Shriners


Youth Group – Walking:

First Place: Eagle Island Camp

Second Place: Morse Academy of Irish Dance


School Group – Float:

First Place: Petrova Elementary School

Second Place: Paul Smith’s College Forestry Club


School Group – Walking:

First Place: Bloomingdale Elementary School

Second Place: St. Bernard’s School


Independent Group – Float:

First Place: Gods and Monsters – The Walkow Family and Friends

Second Place: The Cranker Family


Independent Group – Walking:

First Place: The Canoodlers

Second Place: The Lawn Chair Ladies


Animal Group – Float:

First Place: Sand Hill Stables

Second Place: N/A


Animal Group – Walking:

First Place: Dragon Hill Riders

Second Place: 4H Goat Club


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