After a number of challenges over the past several years, it looks like the Tri-Cities is really going to have -- in operation -- a much-coveted, full size, genuine antique carousel after all! A dream come true for many a carousel enthusiast such as myself. We can be very thankful for the efforts and expertise members of the foundation have been tirelessly contributing.
What a unique treasure our community possesses. Not only is the Gesa Carousel of Dreams a high-quality work of art produced by one of the early 20th century's finest wood carvers, Charles Carmel, but the beautiful building in which it is situated will offer a wonderful venue for wedding receptions, banquets, meetings and a variety of celebrations i.e. birthdays. The magic of the carousel horses, the motion and light-hearted music will surely enhance the excitement for any occasion.
Bright and colorful carousels, aka merry-go-rounds, were historically built to entice people to come and experience a respite from the less pleasant aspects of life. I suspect there are many of us Tri-Citians, and others outside our community, anxiously awaiting those big glass doors to soon open!
DICK ENGLISH, Richland