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Photo Album - 2018 Cruise to the Carousel
Sunday, August 26th

Rollin’ Relics Help the Carousel Go ‘Round!

Award Winner Dean Archer with his 1946 Super Deluxe Ford Station WagonThank you to the Des Moines Rollin’ Relics for their unwavering support of the Heritage Carousel!  The 2018 Cruise to the Carousel, held on Sunday, August 26, 2018 was a huge success and a fun filled day for all.

This is one of the longest running and largest car shows in Central Iowa!  People come for the cars and stay for the fun.  There were 183 cars registered for the August 26th show.  This year there were 100 hot dogs, 100 walking tacos, and over 250 hamburgers served as well as tons of baked goods. 

The Rollin’ Relics handed out 53 awards including the Carousel Award.  This year’s Carousel Award was given to Dean Archer of Ankeny for his 1946 Super Deluxe Ford Station Wagon.  The car invokes the spirit of the Carousel with its attention to detail and shiny paint!  This was Dean’s first year at the Cruise and he plans to come back next year.

In addition to the cars and the food, some super items were auctioned off including a one of a kind commemorative Carousel T-Shirt quilt and a Weber grill.  The 50/50 auction raised over $1,000 with half of it going to the Carousel.

The event this year raised $7,000 for the Heritage Carousel.  The Rollin’ Relics presented a check to Carousel board members on Oct. 1 at their monthly meeting.  In addition, the Carousel was presented with a beautiful metal sign painted by Rich Hansen and Tim and Pat Schmidt from Maaco of Clive.  It will receive a place of prominence on the new display case at the Carousel in 2019!

The Heritage Carousel is operated by the Des Moines Carousel Foundation, a 501 C 3 not for profit.

Click on photo below to view a larger image. Slideshow presentations also available.

August 26, 2018 Cruise to the Carousel Car Show
Award Winner Dean Archer with his 1946 Super Deluxe Ford Station Wagon
August 26, 2018 Cruise to the Carousel Car Show
August 26, 2018 Cruise to the Carousel Car Show
August 26, 2018 Cruise to the Carousel Car Show
August 26, 2018 Cruise to the Carousel Car Show
August 26, 2018 Cruise to the Carousel Car Show
August 26, 2018 Cruise to the Carousel Car Show
August 26, 2018 Cruise to the Carousel Car Show
August 26, 2018 Cruise to the Carousel Car Show
August 26, 2018 Cruise to the Carousel Car Show
August 26, 2018 Cruise to the Carousel Car Show
August 26, 2018 Cruise to the Carousel Car Show
August 26, 2018 Cruise to the Carousel Car Show
 



Special Thanks To:
Eric J. Hermann Design & Photography - many, many photos and website design
JTM MultiMedia, Inc. - website hosting, maintenance & happy-to-help attitude

 
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