Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Mask-erade,” Trudeau’s illustration shows multiple “Doonesbury” characters with different face masks representing various features of the Adirondacks.
Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has created the Winter Carnival poster design since 2012 to benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.
Posters are for sale at Ampersound (52 Main Street), payment is by cash only. The cost is $17 including tax. In addition to current year posters, some from prior years are still available for $10. Posters for the year 2012 are completely sold out. For those who will not be traveling to Saranac Lake this year, a poster can mail ordered by contacting Jeff Dickson via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone or text at (518) 524-2731. There is an additional cost for shipping.
Again this year, Trudeau signed 100 posters which cost $75 each including tax. Those who have purchased signed posters in the past should contact Dickson to continue their numbered series. There is an additional cost for shipping if local pick-up is not possible. Unclaimed numbered posters will be made available to the public on a first come/first served basis. Contact Dickson to be placed on the waiting list.
A raffle will be held for signed poster #1. Sales are limited to 100 raffle tickets at a cost of $5 each. Tickets are available from Mr. Dickson from now until the end of Carnival, on February 14, at which point the winning ticket will be drawn and the winner notified.
2021 buttons are not yet available for sale. More information will be forthcoming when they are available.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, formally known as the Society for Promotion of Winter Carnival, Saranac Lake, Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization of volunteers dedicated to planning and presenting an annual mid-winter festival. This 10-day, communitywide 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.
The 2021 Winter Carnival will take place February 5-14. For more information, visit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival website at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com.