Winter Carnival Gala Parade winners

Students from St. Bernard’s School dress up as hot-air balloons, with costumes made from beach balls and laundry baskets. Judges awarded them the first-place prize for the parade’s best school walking group. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade results are as follows for the winners of first and second place trophies in various categories, as well as the Louis Fobare Memorial Trophy for Best of Show.

Louis Fobare Memorial Trophy Best of Show

Bucket Ruckus and Soma Beats

Drummers get up close with the crowd. (Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Business Group – Float

First Place: St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers

Second Place: Charlie’s Inn

Business Group – Walking

Dressed as snowpeople, students from Bloomingdale School do a dance step in the parade. Judges gave them second prize for best school walking group. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

First Place: Rusty Nail

Second Place: Adirondack Health

Civic or Volunteer Group – Float

First Place: Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club with HomEnergy Services and Rumble Carpentry

Tammy Loewy of the colorfully-clad Soma Beats dance group dances on Main Street during Saturday’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival gala parade. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Second Place: N/A

Civic or Volunteer Group – Walking

First Place: Eagle Island

Second Place: Shriners

A giant Cupid soars atop the float put together by the Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club, with help from HomEnergy and Rumble Carpentry. (Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Youth Group — Float

First Place: Boy Scouts Troop 12

Second Place: N/A

School Group — Float

Brandy Clark, left, is greeted by fellow Lawn Chair Lady and this year’s Winter Carnival Queen Nancy LaBombard in front at the end of the gala parade route on Saturday. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

First Place: Northern Lights School

Second Place: N/A

School Group — Walking

First Place: St. Bernard’s School

Second Place: Bloomingdale School

Independent Group – Float

First Place: Brothers of the Bush

Second Place: Allen Moody Landscaping

Independent Group — Walking

First Place: Bucket Ruckus and Soma Beats

Second Place: Lawn Chair Ladies

For those winners who did not pick up their trophies at the Winter Carnival Parade Bands Sound-off following the parade, they are available at the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce located at 39 Main St.

Members of the Paul Smith’s College Woodsmen’s Team hoot and holler as they ride a skidder they named Babe the Blue Ox, after legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan’s animal companion. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Chris Poulin plays bass and sings with a live rock band on the float of St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers. (Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Joe Dadey, Bob Seidenstein and Jack Drury of the Brothers of the Bush hot-tub their way through the village during Saturday’s Winter Carnival Gala Parade. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

elvis lives — and gets funky. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Paul Smith’s College’s mascot, the Bobcat, high-fives a youngster during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Parade Saturday. (Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Although this year’s Winter Carnival theme was changed from “Fiesta” to “Festival” out of cultural sensitivity, many people still dressed up in Latin American garb, such as this colorful mask. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)


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