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 Flood prevention and lead- based paint removal from homes were the main topics of discussion during the latest meeting of Richland CODA, which is short for County Organizations for Disaster Assistance. Full Story
Image1 Friendly House annual Coats for Kids giveaway will be held Nov. 8. Full Story
 
Image1 Mansfield local Betty Dunn holds a watch party for her appearance on HGTV's Buying and Selling. Full Story
Image1 A chilly fall evening was the perfect backdrop for the City of Mansfield's Halloween Parade. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Trick or Treat & Parade Draws a Crowd

Task Force arrests fugitive wanted for rape

Crawford County Hiring Fair Draws Job-Seekers

Judge Candidate Phil Naumoff Speaks To Local Democrats

Tree Cut Down, Damaging Headstones At Historical Cemetery

Lexington Teachers And Supporters are Linked in Solidarity

Jack Hanna's show coming to the Renaissance

Big Red Bookshelf Book Fair coming to Ontario

Possible Armed Standoff And Bomb Threat Happen In Butler

Halloween parade postponed

North Central State College Nursing Students Health Fair

Congressman Tiberi Visits Agency On Aging

Election day luncheon delivers

Spaghetti Bowl Raises Money,Excitement for Mansfield Rivalry

More News