A Winter Carnival concluded over the weekend — but not the one in a neighboring village that gets most of the attention. The “other” carnival was held at the Lake Placid High School, and it was the 68th such annual event. Congratulations go out to not only the students named to the Royal Court and took part in the Carnival, but all those who played a hand in once again making this event so special.
Thanks to all the school personnel from staff and teachers to administrators, parents and students who took part in the ceremony or helped make it happen. There were many individuals who worked behind the scenes to set up the gymnasium, prepare and guide students for the festivities or simply there to provide support.
The LPHS Winter Carnival is truly a special tradition and carries with it fond memories to all involved.
The community should also take a moment to thank those involved in something that is so easy to take for granted — snow removal.
Ever since the first blast of snow in December, village and town crews have been busy making sure not only that the roads are clear of snow, but ensuring that the area’s sidewalks are passable.
For those who trek on foot throughout the village and have never taken a spill on an icy sidewalk, it should be remembered that the clear path did not happen by magic. Sweepers and salters are on action virtually around the clock.
Whenever there is snow accumulating on roadways, teams of plow drivers traverse each street and thoroughfare so that our vehicles have a clear path.
So thanks to all the village, town and state snow plow drivers and those who maintain the sidewalks during the long Adirondack winter.
And finally, welcome to everyone in the region that is taking part in the second Adirondack International Toboggan Championship, a fundraiser for the United States Luge Team based in Lake Placid.
The event, which was first held last year, promises to be another fun time with not only a contingent of visitors
taking part, but also many community leaders from throughout the Tri-Lakes area.
Any time an event can attract so many people for such a great time, those who organized the event should be given a pat on the back.
It’s Lake Placid’s special events, traditional festivals and public services like efficient snow removal that help keep the Olympic Region a thriving and successful location — and will for years to come.