Carnival committee reduces budget gap to $15,000

SARANAC LAKE - Thanks to hard work from its members, the Winter Carnival Committee has reduced its budget gap to about $15,000 through careful expense negotiations.

"We have seen a lot of businesses and organizations step up with support to help fund the Carnival and we thank them sincerely for their contributions and sponsorships," said Don Duso, chair of the Winter Carnival Committee. "We are asking all those who have not yet made a contribution commitment for this 2009 Winter Carnival to consider doing so now and I am confident we can reach our goal."

"There are still naming events available and I would take this opportunity to remind everyone that our Winter Carnival draws thousands and thousands of people," he added. "We really do not want to reduce those major traditional events, which represent such a large portion of our expenses, such as the parade bands ($13,000) or the fireworks displays ($10,000) that have come to mean so much to the success of this carnival."

To make a contribution, contact the Winter Carnival Committee at 891-0994. For more information, please contact the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 891-1990 or by e-mail at info@saranaclake.com

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