Gala Parade winners announced

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake hold the Louis Fobare Memorial Trophy for the best float in the parade, awarded to them at the Harrietstown Town Hall. From left are Keith Freeman, Ricky Sullivan, Jason Borden and Aggie Pelletieri. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade results are as follows .

Louis Fobare Memorial Trophy Best of Show

Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club

Business Group — Float

First place: The Nature Conservancy

A tree — possibly an ent, a fictional tree-like creature from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” — walks with the Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake’s float in the parade. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Second place: Charlie’s Inn

Business Group — Walking

First place: Saranac Lake ArtWorks and BluSeed Studios

Second place: Adirondack Health

Civic or Volunteer Group — Float

The Kranker family of Saranac Lake — Schuyler as a moose, his sister Summer and their father as an angry chef — won first place among independent group floats in Saturday’s Gala Parade, the peak event of the annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

First place: Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club

Second place: Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation

Civic or Volunteer Group — Walking

First place: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Second place: Believe NNY

Theresa Hartford, left, and Johnna McDougall of Soma Beats dance while dressed as snowy owls. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

School Group — Float:

First place: Northern Lights School

Second place: Paul Smith’s College Veterans’ Association

School Group — Walking

First place: St. Bernard’s School

A fox-costumed person marches with the Episcopal Church of St. Luke the Beloved Physician, which won the trophy for best civic/volunteer group float. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Second place: Petrova Middle School

Independent Group — Float

First place: The Cranker Family

Second place: Saranac Village at Will Rogers

Independent Group — Walking

The Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy’s entry included a nesting osprey with moving wings and tail. Co-creators Mark Wilson (driving) and Peter Dupree are in the car controlling the moving limbs. The Nature Conservancy won the trophy for best business group float. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

First place: Soma Beats and Bucket Ruckus

Second place: The Canoodlers

Animal Group — Walking

First place: The Wild Riders

Second place: N/A

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 at 193 River St.

St. Bernard’s School students dressed as insects and played kazoos in a “Blackfly Bug Band” while parents wore bug nets and carries flyswatters. The Saranac Lake Catholic school won the trophy for the best school walking group. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

“Child-life preservation” is the theme of Northern Lights School’s float, which included a landscape of snow-capped mountains and cute kids. It won the trophy for best school float. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)