SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has announced that applications for the 2013 Gala Parade on Feb. 9 are now available online at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com.
"We encourage people to get their applications in early," said parade coordinator Eric Foster.
Applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 193 River St., Saranac Lake. Completed applications should be mailed to PO Box 1142, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.
"The theme this year is 'Under the Sea,' so get out your thinking caps, be creative and join in the fun," Foster said in a press release.
There will be first- and second-place trophies for both Floats and Walking Units in six different categories (Business, Civic or Volunteer Group, Youth Group, School Group, Independent Group, Animal Unit) as well as the Louis Fobare Trophy for Best in Parade. There will be a total of 25 awards.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Inc. is a not-for-profit group of volunteers dedicated to organizing an annual mid-winter festival during the first two weeks of February. For more information, visit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival website at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com. The 2013 Carnival will take place Feb. 1-10.