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Ice Age creatures face off on Carnival poster

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SARANAC LAKE — You think winter traveling is rough now? At least you don’t have to face a pair of snarling saber-toothed cats, like Zonker does on the poster for this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

He may be OK, though, if the mammoth he’s riding has anything to say about it.

Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau chose an Ice Age theme for his 2019 Winter Carnival poster, in keeping with this year’s Carnival theme, “Prehistoric Park.” The Winter Carnival Committee released this year’s poster design Tuesday.

Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has created the Winter Carnival poster design since 2012 to benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Each poster complements that year’s button; Trudeau has designed the Winter Carnival buttons each year since 1981.

Trudeau signed 100 posters, which cost $70 each including tax. There is an additional cost for shipping if local pick-up is not possible. Signed posters are available to purchase starting Jan. 15; to buy one, contact Jeff Dickson at casjdcksn@aol.com or 518-891-4344. Those who have purchased signed posters in the past should contact Dickson to continue their numbered series. Unclaimed numbered posters will be made available to the public on a first come, first served basis. Contact Dickson to be placed on the waiting list.

A raffle will be held for signed poster No. 1. Sales are limited to 100 raffle tickets at a cost of $5 each. Tickets are available from Dickson until the opening of carnival on Feb. 1, and then at carnival headquarters in the North Elba Town House (193 River St.) until the carnival ends on Feb. 10.

Unsigned posters are for sale at Ampersound (52 Main St.) and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce office in the Harrietstown Town Hall (39 Main St.). They will also be sold at our headquarters during Winter Carnival. The cost for an unsigned poster is $15 including tax. In addition to current year posters, some prior year unsigned posters are still available for $5. To purchase a poster by mail, contact Dickson. There is an additional cost for shipping.