* To Volunteer *
* To Contribute *
* To Adopt A Pony *
Getting There

About the Carousel



Getting Involved

About the Band Organ

About America's



a young rider
To Volunteer... The men and women supervising the ride, selling tickets, selling merchandise, answering your questions, polishing the brass poles and sweeping up are volunteers for Our Fair Carousel, the non-profit group that owns and operates the carousel. (See some photos)

Volunteers receive training, sign up for two or more four-hour shifts each month, and enjoy the satisfaction of helping "kids of all ages" enjoy this historic treasure. To volunteer, you may do any of the following:
To Contribute... Cafesjian's Carousel is operated by Our Fair Carousel, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to save the carousel and dedicated to its operation, restoration and preservation. OFC files a financial report each year, and figures can be seen on the Minnesota Attorney General's Office web site. Contributions are welcome and are tax-deductible. Contributions help preserve the quality of the carousel horses and help to pay for the new carousel pavilion in Como Park.

To Adopt A Pony...Individuals and groups may participate in the Adopt-A-Pony program with a tax-deductible donation of $10,000 to $25,000 (sorry, all of the $5,000 opportunities are taken). A name plate will be placed on the carousel platform beneath the horse you select, and your name (or that of someone you wish to honor) will be added to the comprehensive plaque on the wall of the pavilion. Ask for an informational flyer at the gift counter or e-mail Peter Boehm, president of Our Fair Carousel, or call him at home: (651) 645-2760. To see the names those who have adopted horses and one chariot, see the photo gallery.

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carmel horse

This site is maintained by Our Fair Carousel, Inc.,
not-for-profit owner and operator of Cafesjian's Carousel,
1245 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, Minnesota 55103