Group Wants To Increase Interest In Coquille

The Friends of the Carousel is a new volunteer based effort in Coquille working to build a classic carousel with Ken Means’ hand‐carved carousel animals and attractions. The group first met last December to talk about this idea as a way to increase interest in Coquille for residents and visitors. The enthusiasm was so inspiring that several people began fundraising and spreading the word. On Friday, January 4th, the group met again as a Steering Committee, started by forming several action committees to begin gathering ideas and forming a plan for fundraising, location site selection, resources, marketing, and executive administration.

Anyone that is interested is invited to be a part of one or more of the committees. At this point, there are more questions than answers as to the scope, cost, location and appearance of what this project will ultimately look like. They welcome people to come share their vision of what this could be and then work to make it a reality.

More than $4,000 has already been raised without any formal organization so far. Anyone wishing to make a tax‐deductible contribution to the Carousel project can do so at City Hall or the Community Center. Checks can be made payable to the City of Coquille for the carousel. The next meeting of the Carousel Steering Committee will be on Friday, February 8th, at 4pm in the City Hall Council Chambers. For information, call Ben Marchant, Acting
Chair of the Carousel Steering Committee, at 541‐396‐2115.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements.