Winter Carnival seeks volunteers

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SARANAC LAKE — Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee seek volunteers to help them plan and facilitate the next 10-day festival, set for Feb. 2-11, 2018.

There are many areas that people can help either in the planning before or during the carnival.

Volunteers are encouraged to attend the next Committee meeting, to be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the North Elba Town House at 193 River St.

“Winter Carnival is possible through the help of volunteers,” said Jeff Branch, chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee. “We welcome new people to join us as we kick-off our 2018 planning.”

Volunteering on the Winter Carnival Committee is a fun way to support the community, and an opportunity to meet people from around the community.

Visitors from around the world will travel to this village to celebrate the annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival featuring an “Adirondack Fiesta” theme for 2018. The Carnival is the longest-running event of its kind in the eastern U.S. Dating to 1897, when it began as a one-day event to break the monotony of the long Adirondack winter, it has grown into a 10-day festival that includes sports, performances, two parades and three sets of fireworks.

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