WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Richland Carrousel Park celebrated its twenty-third anniversary of being open this weekend. }}" />

   
 
 
Richland Carrousel Park Celebrates 23rd Anniversary

Story By: Staff Reporter

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 8/30/2014

Richland Carrousel Park celebrated its twenty-third anniversary of being open this weekend. The carrousel, which attracts many people to downtown Mansfield each year, held several festivities and discounts in its gift shop.

"It's a really big holiday for us," said Sharon Bishop, co-director. "We've enjoyed being here."

Since the carrousel has been open for 23 years, everything in their gift shop was 23% off, and children 12 and younger were able to ride free.

"We've been here 23 years and we're very proud of that," said Willie Hunn, the carrousel's director. "It's a great joy to me and it is a wonderful experience to be working at the carrousel, and to know that we bring joy to so many people."

A big part of why the carrousel brings people back consistently is its unique appeal: wooden carrousels are few and far between in the United States, and draws in people who are curious and looking for a bit of old-fashioned fun.

"We entertain so many people and children from all over the world," added Bishop. "We've had people from Japan that have enjoyed our carousel. It means a lot."

The carrousel's last big event was its Saint Patrick's Day celebration, which attracted over 2,000 riders.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The United Way of Crawford County launches a 211 information calling center, joining 67 of Ohio's 88 counties to have the 24-hour- a-day service. Full Story
Image1 Two Mansfield women have been indicted on charges stemming from a METRICH meth lab bust, August twelfth at 739 Bowman Street. Full Story
 
Image1 Mansfield School Board Meeting presents criteria for preschool rating system and reveal activity of Springmill Learning Center. Full Story
Image1 The woman accused of causing an accident that killed a motorcyclist on Park Avenue West in Mansfield last July 22nd, has been indicted on nine counts. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Mansfield Woman Indicted In Fatal Collision With Motorcycle

Charges Filed, Bond Set, In Fatal Crawford County Accident

United Way Director Taking Campaign Message To Contributors

Galion Community Hospital donation helps police department

Four Escape Injury In Rollover Crash

U.S. 30 Advisory Committee Discusses Reconstruction Project

More News