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Adirondack Carousel sets opening date

Volunteers step up to finish construction

Adirondack Carousel Board co-organizers Marge and Ted Glowa show off the newly arrived carousel mechanics, which were delivered Monday, April 23 at the pavilion in William Morris Park, Saranac Lake. The carousel will open to the public on Saturday, May 26.

Adirondack Carousel Board co-organizers Marge and Ted Glowa show off the newly arrived carousel mechanics, which were delivered Monday, April 23 at the pavilion in William Morris Park, Saranac Lake. The carousel will open to the public on Saturday, May 26. Photo by Andy Flynn.

— The Adirondack Carousel will feature animals that can be found in the Adirondack Park. There are 24 of them, but only 18 will be on the carousel at any given time. Plus there will be a handicap-accessible “chariot” — a replica of a Chris-Craft speed boat — on the carousel.

In the fall of 2011, elementary school students from the Saranac Lake Central School District named most of the animals: Flipper (Bass), Paws (Bear), Chuck (Beaver), Bug-Eye (Blackfly), Bubbles (Great Blue Heron), Moonlight (Bobcat), John (Deer), Thunder (Draft Horse), Soarin (Eagle), Flames (Fox), Lilly (Frog), Harry (Hare), Lucy (Loon), Beethoven (Moose), Oliver (Otter), Spike (Porcupine), Ranger (Raccoon), Red Storm (Red Squirrel), Wiggly (Salamander), Spencer (Skunk), Twitter (Thrush), Buck (Toad), and Shelly (Turtle). There will also be a trout.

The Adirondack Carousel pavilion is a year-round building and will include space for programs and special events. A playground next to the carousel will also be built.

Learn more about the Adirondack Carousel online at adirondackcarousel.org.

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