Winter Carnival posters for sale

SARANAC LAKE – Collectible posters designed by “Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau for the 2013 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival are now available.

Using the theme “Under the Sea,” Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker Harris dressed in blue trunks swimming underwater with a school of fish. Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has been creating the Winter Carnival button designs since 1981 and offered his first poster design in 2012.

“We have 100 posters signed and numbered by Garry as well as unsigned ones,” said Carnival Committee Chairman Jeff Dickson. “Anyone who purchased a signed poster last year can claim the same poster number this year if they wish.”

Anyone else looking to purchase a signed poster should contact Dickson at 518-891-4344 to be added to the list to obtain an unclaimed poster. Signed posters are $50, and unsigned ones are $15. Shipping is $5 per poster. Raffle tickets will be available from Winter Carnival Committee members for poster No. 1. In all, 100 raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each. All proceeds benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Unsigned posters are available by contacting Dickson or at Ampersound.

Winter Carnival buttons are on sale at 37 locations throughout Saranac Lake. They are $3 each. Anyone interested in ordering buttons by mail should contact Barbara Martin, 230 Broadway, Saranac Lake NY 12983 or call 518-891-2382. The cost for postage is: 1-5 buttons, $3; 6-9 buttons, $6; and 10 buttons or more, $8. Checks should be made out to the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee.

The 2013 Winter Carnival calendars are for sale and are will $13 each or two for $25. For calendars, contact Rob Johnson at 518-327-3071.

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee will meet at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in January in the large group instruction room of the Saranac Lake High School.