New tourist attraction coming to Cottage Grove

Lane County will be getting a new attraction after a vintage carousel is restored.

Posted: Feb 16, 2018 12:17 PM
Updated: Feb 16, 2018 12:35 PM

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - Work is being done to restore a 1929 wooden carousel in Cottage Grove. 

The project began initially more than 20 years ago when it was purchased by Judy Cash. She intended to restore it for the community to enjoy until she passed away, and the project was left incomplete. 

Now, Friends of the Carousel have the project back up and running. 

Art students at Cottage Grove High School have been tasked with designing and painting 30 carousel animals. They range from wooden to metal and from the classic horse to even chicken and pigs. The students said they're honored to be a part of this project.

"There will be lots of support so I look forward to seeing that. Also, I just wanna see kids have fun on the carousel," said Samantha Ostrander, a student painting one of the two pigs on the carousel. 

The students said they hope to have all of the animals painted by the end of the school year.

Organizers are still looking to raise $20,000 in order to complete the restoration. They're hoping to have it up and running by summer.

Friends of the Carousel have organized to have it housed for three years at Brad's Chevrolet while they search for a permanent location where the community can enjoy it. 

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