Letters to the Editor, Opinion-Editorial

Over 3,000 volunteer labor hours later…

Dear Editor,

Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel were thrilled to host an open house at the WOE fairgrounds Saturday, August 4, 10-2. This unveiling of the assembled carousel, which is 85% complete, accumulated over 3,000 volunteer labor hours. The remaining work consists of electrical lighting – carousels are famous for lots of lights — graphic paintings and design work on the rounding boards, representing past and present history of Cottage Grove, and of course, the two chariots.
The electrical drive mechanism transmission, braking and start/stop, is being assembled by Olson Electric in Eugene.
As many witnessed, the carousel . . .