Cheri Fisher was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. She has two sisters, a brother and her, parents Ozzie and Evie. She graduated in 1979 from Youngstown State University with a degree in early childhood education. In 1979 she moved to the Adirondacks with her husband and one son and became immediately involved in the community as a volunteer, beginning with the 1980 Olympics. Since then she has integrated her family into the Saranac Lake community, encouraging their involvement with various groups and activities in the area.
In 1982 she had her first taste of the Winter Carnival and became a member of the Winter Carnival Committee. Since that time she has never missed marching in the parade, whether it be with friends, Cub Scouts, in a character costume or with the Adirondack Lawn Chair Ladies.
She has been involved in several community organizations including Winter Carnival Committee for 18 years, the Methodist Church Christian Education Committee, the Community Theatre Players, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for 25 years, the Saranac Lake High School After Prom Party Committee, the First Night Saranac Lake Board of Directors, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Several honors have been bestowed upon her during these years, including the Adirondack Daily Enterprise Volunteer of the Year award.
Archbishop Sara Posdzich crowns Queen Cheri Fisher at the Winter Carnival Coronation Friday at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
She has been employed by the Prime Time Nursery School, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Currier Press, Casa del Sol and the Saranac Lake Central School District.
Her favorite activities and hobbies are camping with her family, snowshoeing, yoga, Zumba fitness dancing, reading, cross-stitching, photography and having wine parties with her friends.
She currently lives in Bloomingdale with her husband Joe and her two "fur kids," Bear and Abby. Her children - Eric, Brent, Ian, Lee, Melissa, Tim and his wife Rachel, and their son Jake - return to the Saranac Lake area as often as possible.
She says she appreciates her community and all of the support she gets when her husband is away for long periods of time for military duties, and she would like to thank everyone who nominated her and thought she was worthy of being the queen.