SARANAC LAKE - Spring is in the air as the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce announces its annual Great Spring Ice Out contest, where participants try to guess when spring will arrive in the Adirondacks - and win some money!
"Guess when the Adirondack Chair on Lake Flower's Pontiac Bay falls into the lake and win 50 percent of the funds raised," said Executive Director Sylvie Nelson.
Tickets are available to persons 18 years and older, as per the state of New York requirements, and cost $2 per ticket.
"People guess the day and time the chair will fall through the ice and who guesses the closest date and time without going over the time wins," Nelson said.
Tickets are available at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce as well as Blue Line Sports, Borealis Color, Main Street Exchange, Mountain Gift & Powder Company, St. Regis Canoe and Waterhole.
"The money raised by this fundraising event is reinvested in the community through Chamber events such as the Summer Concert Series, Great Adirondack Days, Hamner Guide Boat Races and so much more," Nelson said. "It helps support the community while fighting cabin fever."
Last year, the chair dropped on April 3 and in 2008, it was on April 17.
For more information, please contact the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 518-891-1990 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.