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

Enter To Win Snow Trails Tubing Passes

 

 

 
 
 
  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 Hospice of North Central Ohio held a special certification ceremony for volunteers who progressed through every level of their training. Full Story
Image1 A reward is being offered for information leading the arrest and conviction of suspects in bank robberies in Mansfield. Full Story
 
Image1 A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for up to 6 inches of snow. Full Story
Image1 The Marvin Memorial Library in Shelby held a Kids' Carnival, featuring a variety of activities and games for youngsters. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Marvin Memorial Library Holds Kids' Carnival

Home A Total Loss After Friday Fire

Long-Time Mansfield Schools Teacher And Administrator Dies

City of Ontario Looking Forward to a Busy 2015

BP/Duke Gas Station In Ontario Robbed

Ontario Mayor State of the City Address

AU Presents Teachers Ceramic Workshop

More News