Good choice for grand marshal

To the editor:

Thank you, Winter Carnival Committee, for electing Chris Covert to serve as grand marshal to this year’s events.

Chris is forever unassuming, generous and kind. He has spent countless hours in service to the public good through his affiliation and work with both public and private organizations.

Chris should also be lauded for his neverending generosity in sponsoring, through hard work or generous gifts or both, those events in the community that generations have and will continue to enjoy, events like “Skating with Santa,” the Guide Boat races and the Carnival fireworks. Remarkably, Chris’ contributions have been steadfast, despite the recent downturns in our economy, exemplifying his personal commitment to those who live here in Saranac Lake.

Please join me in congratulating and thanking Chris. Please attend his reception on Tuesday at the Elks Club, or send Chris an email at


Mary Ellen Stumpf

Saranac Lake