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Sharing a group hug at the Lake george Winter Carnival Friday Feb. 25 while sharing memories of promoter etraordinaire Walt Grishkot, are (left to right): Nancy Nichols, Joan Grishkot, Hal Halliday and Maury Thompson, author of “The Biggest Kid at the Balloon Festival,” a biography of Walt Grishkot.

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Memories of Walt Grishkot shared at L.G. Winter Carnival gala

Adirondack Balloon Festival founder Walt Grishkot — visionary, huckster, showman and promoter extraordinaire — was recalled Feb. 25 at the Lake George Winter Carnival Gala dinner-dance, which was dedicated to Grishkot and his beloved wife Joan for their decades of service to the carnival and other Warren County events.


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