Slideshow: Saranac Lake Winter Carnival parade

Zoe Smith and the Soma Beats dancers, wearing elaborate snowy owl costumes, boogie down Broadway during Saturday’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade. Soma Beats and Bucket Ruckus teamed up and won the trophy for best independent walking group. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
The Canoodlers, who wear old-fashioned orange life preservers and do dance routines with wooden canoe paddles, dress as beavers for this year’s parade. They won second place in the competitive independent walking group category, edging out the ever-popular Lawn Chair Ladies. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
A person in a bald eagle costume hugs, or perhaps pretends to attack, a parade bystander. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)
Not all of the wildlife seen at Saturday’s parade is native to the Adirondacks — for example, these giraffes and dinosaur riders. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
Aggie Pelletieri, dressed as a deer, jumps for joy as she marches with the Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake float in the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade Saturday. Kiwanis won two trophies: one for best civic/volunteer group float and the Louis Fobare Memorial Trophy for the best float in the parade. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
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)
Roger Steinbrueck fires a confetti cannon on the Kiwanis Club float (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
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)
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)
Porcupines Andy Walkow, left, and his daughter Julia Walkow, talk with spectators while marching with the Nature Conservancy. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)
Michelle Brown dresses as salamander eggs and Erin Walkow as a porcupine in the Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy's parade entry. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)
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)
The Historic Saranac Lake and Trudeau Institute entry in this year’s parade pays tribute to Martha Reben of Saranac Lake, whose 1950s book “The Healing Woods” was a national best-seller. The parade group dressed as Mr. Dooley, Reben’s pet duck. Their float also honored Fred Rice, the Adirondack guide who drew Reben to try wilderness therapy for her tuberculosis. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)
Fish were among the artistic animal masks worn by the group from BluSeed Studios and Saranac Lake ArtWorks, which won the first-place trophy for business walking group. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
Charlie’s Inn, of Lake Clear, won second place among business floats for its giant bald eagle nest. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Lawn Chair Ladies, dressed as butterflies, smile while doing choreographed dance moves on Broadway. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)
A parade spectator shoots a basket in the interactive Log-A-Load float. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)
A man in a loon costume, with the Biodiversity Research Institute’s Adirondack Loon Center, gives out candy on Broadway. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)
A mountain man joins the Boy Scouts parade group. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
The Cycling Murrays, hailing from Massachusetts and Vermont, are a staple of the Winter Carnival parade (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)
A real horse wears fake deer antlers with the Wild Riders group. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
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)
The float from St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers shows an Adirondack mountain scene filled with wildlife. (Enterprise photo — Don Hare)
A pair of bears hibernate in their lair in the very back of the Wild Center’s float. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
The Wild Center's float features animal hand puppets. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Scott Patnode rides his tiny bike in the parade every year. This year he dressed as a beaver. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
A woman dresses as the St. Pauli Girl beer mascot as the Gimps celebrated alternate holidays, Oktoberfest and St. Patrick’s Day, in the parade (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Bigfoot guards the royalty float. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)
Winter Carnival Queen Anita Meserole and King John Wamsganz wave from the royal float. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Dusty Grant drums with Bucket Ruckus in a bald eagle costume. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)
Theresa Hartford, left, and Johnna McDougall of Soma Beats dance while dressed as snowy owls. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

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