Adirondack Carousel to hold community celebration

SARANAC LAKE - A special event will be held Saturday, July 24 to thank the local community for their support and celebrate the progress being made to bring an Adirondack-themed carousel to Saranac Lake. The family-oriented celebration will take place at the William Morris Park in downtown Saranac Lake from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

The celebration features free children's activities, crafts, music, clowns, prizes and giveaways as well as a parade of selected hand-carved Adirondack Carousel figures that will be available for photographs. A variety of food and a special coupon booklet featuring discounts at 20 local merchants will also be offered.

Carousel volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the proposed renovations to the Park, including the timber framed building that will house the carousel and provide meeting space for educational and community events, and the new playground equipment designed to replace the older equipment.

With the community's support, organizers hope to break ground this year, begin construction in the fall, and have the carousel and playground equipment in place by next summer. For more information about the Adirondack Carousel, visit www.adirondackcarousel.org.

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