SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is gearing up for the 113th annual event, and hoping a new publicity tool will make the 2010 carnival one of the best ever.
The committee recently launched a newly designed Web site: www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com.
"This redesigned web-site provides us with virtually total content control, dramatic visuals, improved sponsorship recognition, and visitor demographics," said Jeff Dickson, Chair of the Winter Carnival Committee.
"Previously we had to rely on the web-site designer for content additions and updates," he added. "The redesigned site, based on a content-management system of design, allows our own maintenance team to make timely updates and improvements."
The 2010 Winter Carnival theme is "Adirondack Cowboys," selected earlier this year based on several suggestions and with broad-based community input. The Winter Carnival Committee believes that this theme will provide a wonderful opportunity for the community to fully participate in the week long celebration.
The Winter Carnival Committee has already held several planning meetings for the 2010 Winter Carnival. Events for the 113th annual carnival include a gala parade and spectacular opening and closing fireworks displays, despite current economic issues.
"Although funding for Winter Carnival continues to present a major challenge to the Committee, we are confident our community will come forward this year with its generous contributions as it has in years past," Dickson said.
The Winter Carnival will begin on Feb. 5, 2010 with the presentation of the Royal Court and the Coronation of the King and Queen. It will continue through Sunday, Feb. 14.
Interested community members are invited to join in the excitement of planning and executing another successful carnival event. Winter Carnival Committee meetings are held in the Hodson Hall Board Room at North Country Community College. Upcoming meeting dates include December 23; January 6, 13, 20, and 27; and February 3 and 17. All meetings start at 7:30 p.m.
Further information about the Winter Carnival can be obtained by contacting the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 891-1990, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available at the Web site, www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com, where visitors can request information via e-mail.