|SHELBY CITY PARK CARROUSEL (circa 1919)
Shelby City Park, Shelby, North Carolina
Herschell-Spillman Carrousel/Three Abreast/40 foot Portable.
Owned, administered and operated by the City of Shelby Parks and Recreation Dept., Box 207, Shelby, NC, 28151 Telephone: (704) 484-6839. Mr. Charlie Holtzclaw, Director. Carrousel telephone: (704) 484-6476.
Mr. Tommy Forney was hired to strip and repair the animals. Forney attended NCA Technical Assistance Conferences in Raleigh, the Indianapolis Children's Museum, and Meridian, MS. He served as project coordinator and is now Carrousel Supervisor.
Mrs. Alice Johnson attended the TAC in St. Paul, MN and Meridian, MS. All of the horses have been repaired and twenty-eight have been painted by volunteer painters under Mrs. Johnson's direction.
Mr. David Caldwell is a craftsman/woodcarver and maintenace technician who worked for the Building and Grounds Division,City of Shelby, Mr. Caldwell carved three new horses and was responsible for many jobs including varnish top coats.
Many volunteers have contributed countless hours and expertise. Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Nancy Haynes, and Mrs. Brenda Lowery have painted new landscape scenes on each of the fourteen new rounding boards and also the interior scenery panels in addition to painting most of the horses, all on a volunteer basis.
SHELBY CITY PARK CARROUSEL FRIENDS, INCORPORATED
A private, non-profit corporation helping the City of Shelby with the restoration.