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Winter Carnival parade awards

Julia Walkow holds up Medusa’s head while on the float from the group Gods and Monsters, which won Best of Show. (Photo provided by Winter Carnival Committee)

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Gala Parade, sponsored by Casella Waste Systems and North Country Community College, took place on Saturday. The results of the parade 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

Gods and Monsters — The Walkow Family and Friends

Business Group — Float

First Place: The Rusty Nail

Second Place: Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Civic or Volunteer Group — Walking

First Place: New York State United Teachers

Second Place: Oriental Shriners

Youth Group — Walking

First Place: Eagle Island Camp

Second Place: Morse Academy of Irish Dance

School Group — Float

First Place: Petrova Elementary School

Second Place: Paul Smith’s College Forestry Club

School Group — Walking

First Place: Bloomingdale Elementary School

Second Place: St. Bernard’s School

Independent Group — Float

First Place: Gods and Monsters – The Walkow Family and Friends

Second Place: The Cranker Family

Independent Group — Walking

First Place: The Canoodlers

Second Place: The Lawn Chair Ladies

Animal Group — Float

First Place: Sand Hill Stables

Second Place: N/A

Animal Group — Walking

First Place: Dragon Hill Riders

Second Place: 4H Goat Club

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 Area Chamber of Commerce, located in the Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St.

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, formally known as the Society for Promotion of Winter Carnival, Saranac Lake, Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization of volunteers dedicated to planning and presenting an annual mid-winter festival. This 10-day, community-wide event traces its roots to a one-day Winter Carnival held in 1897 by the Pontiac Club. The Carnival honors its heritage every year by building an Ice Palace from blocks of ice harvested from Lake Flower’s Pontiac Bay, where carnival events have been traditionally held for generations. For more information, visit www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com.

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