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Twin sisters Kay McGuire, left, and Carolyn Huloboski, who were celebrating their 80th birthday, were crowned princesses. (Photo/Pete Klein)

Dylan Laporte stands next to the Army Jeep cardboard sled he made and raced. (Photo/Pete Klein)

Ice-skating on Long Lake's big outdoor rink was one of many things to do during Winter Carnival. (Photo/Pete Klein)

A crowd turned out to watch the increasingly popular cardboard box sled races down the ski hill. (Photo/Pete Klein)

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Twins are Long Lake royalty

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - Updated: 7:57 AM

By PETE KLEIN

Express News Staff

LONG LAKE -- For the first time ever, two women were the royalty at the Long Lake Winter Carnival.

And not just any two women, but twin sisters Carolyn Huloboski and Kay McGuire, who just happened to be celebrating their 80th birthday when crowned princesses at Long Lake’s annual Winter Carnival Saturday, Jan. 18, sponsored by Moonlighters Snowmobile Club and the Town of Long Lake.

Another difference this year was canceling the parade of snowmobiles because of the lack of snow. A third difference was the perfect weather, not counting the lack of snow. The day was mostly sunny with very little wind and temperatures holding in the upper 20s.

A large crowd turned up to watch the increasingly popular cardboard box sled races down the ski hill. This year was the third for the races in Long Lake and the second for the Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit.

The Laporte Family with Military Jeep, Ruby Lewin, and The Man From Blue (Bob Lewin) all advanced on the circuit.

The communities of Old Forge, Inlet, Indian Lake and Speculator all have cardboard sled racing scheduled between now and late February.

The Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department provided free hot dogs, chili and popcorn, and the sledding hill and ice rink were open throughout the day.

Other popular events included the adult golf drive, one-shot basketball, kids’ games, the ladies’ fry pan toss and the broomball tournament. Cash prizes were awarded for all events. Fireworks rounded out the day.

THE WINNERS

Ladies Fry Pan Toss: first, Jessica Plumley; second, Prudence Dechene; third, Paula Piraino.

Half Court Shot: Paul Brown.

Sled Races 12 & Under: first, SU Riderz with Evan Marissa and Brendan Walker; second Kellers Kruzer with Kaleb, Makenzi and Luke Keller; third, The Turtles with Hunter Jude and Aayden Beaudette-Ristran.

Sled Races 12-18: first, Military Jeep with Dylan and Raigan Laporte; second, Bacon & Eggs with Lillian Dechene and Karlee Rockstroh; third, Bakers Bombers.

Sled Races Adult: first, Man From Blue - Bob Lewin; second, Keller's Kruzer - Sam Keller; third, Horse Power - Bill Houghton.

Best in Show: first, Military Jeep - the Laporte Family, Eagle Bay; second, Bacon & Eggs - Lillian Dechene and Karlee Rockstroh; third, Horse Power - Billy Houghton.

Broomball: Sweet Trauma.

The cardboard sled races were the big event again. Some sleds were very creative in design while others sacrificed appearance for speed. Win or lose, all had a great time. (Photo/Pete Klein)

     

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