August 26, 2012 - 2012 "Cruise to the Carousel" has another records breaking show!
The 2012 Cruise to the Carousel had another record breaking show in 2013, with 188 registered cars. The Rollin’ Relics car club gave a donation of $7,000 to the Des Moines Carousel Foundation in November. The car club has held the car show in Union Park for 12 years. The show continues to get better and more popular each year. Thank you to the many club members who organize, arrange for donations, coordinate cars, food and the schedule.
2010 “Cruise to the Carousel” has record breaking show! - August 29, 2010
Congratulations and THANK YOU to the Rollin’ Relics Car Club Members for the outstanding show!
The park was full of cars and viewers, the Carousel was full of riders, the sun was shining!
Thanks for the biggest show ever and thanks for your support of the Carousel.
The Club is the largest annual supporter of the Heritage Carousel!
The Carousel receives a grant for “Carousel Creation.” The grant is a collaboration of efforts with local artist, Sandy Gustafson and the New Directions Shelter program / Hawthorn Hill and the Carousel. The grant provided funding to develop the concept of “community art” through the creation of a permanent piece of art which will be on display at the Carousel this summer. Children, parents and staff at the shelter all contributed to the piece of art.
KCCI Interview - Artist Works on Union Park Carousel (November 16, 2009)
An interview with the artist doing the restorative painting
at the Carousel
will be shown this Sunday, November 15, 2009 between 7:30 - 8 a.m
Cooney, KCCI Ch8, interviewed Sandra Gustafson, local artist
as she worked
at the Carousel last week. Sandy has completed work on six animals
Carousel this fall and we hope to bring her back each year to
Carousel beautiful. Using her talent along with long-distance
Carousel Works, who built the Carousel, Sandy is working to restore
original look of the animals and put a protective clear coat
The Des Moines Carousel Foundation was able to hire Sandy to
do this work
through funding provided by the Principal Foundation.