“Adirondack Festival” Winter Carnival button unveiled

The 2018 Winter Carnival button was designed by Doonebury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, who grew up in Saranac Lake.

SARANAC LAKE — “Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2018 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Adirondack Festival,” Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker hiking with a backpack while looking out on an Adirondack mountain vista with fireworks in the sky.

Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has created the Winter Carnival button design since 1981 to benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

The button costs $4 and will be available at the following merchants in Saranac Lake this week: Ace Hardware, Adirondack Bank (Main Street and Church Street), Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Adirondack Wine & Liquor, Amanda’s Village Motel, Ampersound, Bear Essentials Apparel, Belvedere Restaurant, Blue Line Sports, Blue Moon Cafe, Community Bank (Lake Flower Avenue and Broadway), Eco Living, Fusion Market, Goody Goody’s, Hyde’s Nice N Easy (Lake Flower Avenue and Broadway), Janie’s For Hair, Kinney Drugs, Lakeview Deli, McKenzie’s Grille, NBT Bank, Post Office Pharmacy, Rice Furniture, Saranac Lake Adult Center, Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Saranac Lake Wine & Liquor, Saranac Village at Will Rogers, TOPS Markets (Church Street and Lake Flower Avenue).

Buttons will also be sold during Winter Carnival at its headquarters located at the ROOST office, 193 River St., and available through mail order by sending a check payable to Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee to Barb Martin, 230 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.

Past Winter Carnival buttons are also available for $5.

For more information contact Barb Martin at 518-891-2382. There is an additional cost for shipping based on quantity of buttons ordered: 1-5 ($3), 6 to 9 ($5), 10 or more ($7).

Winter Carnival buttons are one of the longest-running traditions at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The buttons are collected by residents and visitors every year and have a devoted following of those who enjoy capturing a piece of Winter Carnival history.

The 2018 Winter Carnival will take place Feb. 2 to 11.