The Kingsport Carousel Project of Engage Kingsport and the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts announces ‘Campaign 2014’ beginning July 15, 2013.  ‘Campaign 2014’ will invite 2014 carousel supporters to become ‘First Riders’ of the finished carousel with their donation of $100.  Each $100 donor receives 6 ‘First Rider’ tickets for the Kingsport Carousel.  We anticipate families, workgroups, Sunday school classes and others will want to participate in ‘Campaign 2014’.

The Carousel Project is a volunteer-led effort to produce hand-carved, hand-painted animals and install them on a working vintage 1956 Allan Herschell carousel.  Successful fundraising to date has the Carousel on track for completion in early summer 2014 at the Kingsport Farmers Market site.  The public is invited to participate in this phase of funding which will help to refurbish our 1956 Alan Herschell machine and build a gift shop connected to the Pal’s Roundhouse which will house the beautiful carousel.

‘Campaign 2014’ will kick-off on July 15, 2013. ‘First Rider’ tickets are available at Able Printers, Blue Ridge Property offices (all 3 locations), the Carousel Carving Studio (2nd floor, Lynn View Community Center), the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Kingsport Association and the Kingsport  Office of Cultural  Arts located on the second floor of the Renaissance Center.

For more information contact the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts at (423) 392-8414.