LONG LAKE - The 2013 Moonlighter's Long Lake Winter Carnival gears up and gets off the ground on Saturday.
The event leads off with a Snowmobile Parade and coronation of the king and queen of the Moonlighter's Snowmobile Club.
Events are slated throughout the day including the popular Cardboard Sled Race at 1 p.m. 2013 introduces a new classification for racers interested in participating in the Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit. The communities of Old Forge, Inlet and Indian Lake have all agreed to host a special class just for this regional event. Racers for this event can race in the regular event and the special class. Racers completing at least three of the four races on the circuits earn points for box decoration and race time and will be awarded the championship in Inlet on Feb. 23.
Last year’s Long Lake Winter Carnival coronation, from left to right, Jim Piraino, president of Moonlighters, Hillarie Logan-Dechene, Richard Dechene and Harry Buxton, treasurer/secretary of the Moonlighters.
(Photo — David Verner)
The 2012 Cardboard Sled Race’s Best in Show, UPS team: from left, Emily Waters, Prudence Dechene and Meg Smith.
(Photo — Alexandra Roalsvig)
Other events for the Winter Carnival include Adult Golf Drive, 1-shot Basketball, Kids Games, Ladies Frying Pan Toss (a perennial crowd favorite that has people on the edge of their seat) and the Broom Ball Tournament. There are cash prizes for all events. The day rounds out with a bonfire and fireworks.
The Long Lake Fire Department will be serving hot dogs and chili. There will be a raffle for an iPad Mini or a gas card. Purchase raffle tickets to support the Long Lake Fire Department Building Fund and win a great prize.
The Long Lake Little Bus is available to shuttle folks to and from the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area to ease up the congestion at the Parking Area.
Call for a free ride starting at noon until last call at 518-323-5000. This bus will shuttle folks around the area as long as it's in Long Lake.
Additional parking and bus stops will be available at the Long Lake Central School lot, the town hall and the Long Lake Town Beach. Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area offers a warm building, ice skating, sledding, free wi-fi and AT&T cell phone service.
For more information about the event, call the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 518-624-3077.