A large crowd showed up for the Gesa Carousel of Dreams ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday in Kennewick.
City officials, board members, donors and volunteers spoke and took rides.
The carousel will celebrate its grand opening from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Southridge Sports and Events Complex.
The carousel has been open since September, giving Tri-Citians a chance to ride on the restored 1910 horses carved by Charles Carmel. It once was an outdoor carousel at the Silver Beach Amusement Park in St. Joseph, Mich.
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The celebration will have an early 1900s theme and will feature carousel rides, a clown, jugglers and cloggers, face painting, antique cars, a barbershop quartet and more.
Concessions also will be available.
Tokens — each worth a 2.5-minute ride — cost $3 for one, $10 for four and $20 for 10.
For more information or to donate, go to www.carouselofdreams.net or call 509-585-8800.