The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is in progress! Here is a pair of updates on an event that took place last week and one that’s happening tomorrow.
Photo provided by Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee
Arctic Golf Build-An-Obstacle Successful Despite Temperatures
Even though the warm, rainy weather acted as a major obstacle, participants in the Arctic Golf Build-An-Obstacle Contest still managed to construct some challenging and unique courses!
The Olympic Regional Development Authority in Lake Placid donated snow from their skating rinks (which was transported to Saranac Lake by Trudeau Sand and Gravel), and contestants molded it into various miniature golf obstacles.
The three most creative obstacles – out of nine that were built – were chosen by this year’s King and Queen, Brendan Keough and Kathy Ford, along with their court.
First prize of $100 and a Winter Carnival medal went to the Lake Placid Curling Club who created a curling-inspired obstacle (pictured above). North Country School’s large dragon earned them second prize of a Winter Carnival medal. The third and final medal went to Nori’s Village Market, which created a colorful fruit basket.
Rotary Club Variety Show Announced
The Saranac Lake Rotary Club’s annual Winter Carnival Rotary Variety Show will take place tomorrow evening at 7:30pm at Harrietstown Town Hall, and the lineup of acts was announced by Sun Community News last week.
“The main acts will be Matt Sorenson’s comedy troupe, The Unrelated News Network; Adirondack Raptors with Mark Manske; SUNY Postdam improv group 18 & Up Improv; and African drumming and dance with the SomaBeats & Wulaba,” Sun Community News reported.
Closing out the show will be the Rotary Dancers, who have risen to local fame with their costume-filled take on the year’s theme.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
- Sun Community News: Winter Carnival Variety Show announced