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Richland Carrousel Park Celebrates 23rd Anniversary

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  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.

   
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