SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Rotary Club will present its annual Winter Carnival Rotary Show at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrietstown Town Hall.
The Sons of Sound - students from the Saranac Lake High School - will provide pre-show entertainment. Steve Borst and Sue Grimm will provide music, and there will be dance routines by the pages and court members. There will be performances by the Saranac Lake High School Vocal Ensembles, directed by Drew Benware and accompanied by Tom Delahant; barbershop quartet called the Meter Maids; local jazz band Crackin' Foxy; the High Peaks Juggler, Eric Geoffrey-Belcher; and finally, the Rotary Show Dancers, celebrating the 83rd anniversary of dancing for Saranac Lake.
"We look forward to the opportunity to showcase some really good talent," Rotary Show organizer Mary Brown said.
The Winter Carnival royal party will participate in the festivities. They are the king (Tim Fortune) and queen (Kelly Morgan), grand marshal (Ron Keough), archbishop (Jason Wamsganz), chamberlain (Josh Marlow), princess (Breonna Seifried), prince (Rand Jasung Snyder), pages (Helena Dramm, Gwendalyn Mader, Chloe Reardon, Tucker Jakobe, Wyatt Martin and Forrest Monroe), royal spokespersons (Nickie Trudeau and Jack Rockefeller), and the High School Court ladies (Jazzmyn Tuthill, Hope Laramee, Irma Cecunjanin, Mackenzie Cotter, Gabi Bevilacqua, Marisa Farmer and Gabby Lewis) and gentlemen (Sam Annis, Ricky Schmidt, Ethan Barge, Max Calderone, Lukas Atkinson, Brady DeAngelo and Jamaal Tuthill).
Last year, the Winter Carnival Rotary Show raised about $5,000 to help support local charities. The show is a major fundraiser for the Saranac Lake Rotary Club, which gives back to the community through scholarships and helping with projects such as the local skateboard park, Dewey Mountain, continuing improvements to public facilities at the Harrietstown Town Hall, Lift Mount Pisgah, the Community Lunchbox and the Adirondack Carousel.
"The money people pay for tickets all comes back to the community in support of local organizations," Brown said. "To me, that's what gives the show meaning."
Tickets are $13 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.