Patrick Wentzel, U.S. National Carousel Association, at Launch of Autumn Escarpment Views

Escarpment Views Autumn 2011 cover story: Lakeside Park Carousel

     We’ve been busy delivering the Autumn issue to our advertisers, and now that we’re back from four days on Manitoulin Island, we’ve learned that more organizations will participate in our Sept. 4 celebration of the antique Lakeside Park Carousel in Port Dalhousie.
     The person who brought the carousel to our attention, Patrick Wentzel of the U.S. National Carousel Association, will be at the launch with a display, photos and information. Patrick wrote and took most of the photographs for the article on the carousel, which is our cover story for the Autumn issue.
     The City of St. Catharines, which is making the special launch event possible, will have an information table promoting their programs and services associated with the carousel.
     The volunteer community group the Friends of the Carousel will also have displays of the important restoration work they do. Friends will be happy to point out and explain some of the unique features of the carousel and to answer questions.
     Free rides on the carousel will be available during our launch party from noon to 5 p.m. on Sun. Sept. 4, but at only 5¢ a ride at other times, the carousel will never break the bank! The day is shaping up to be an interesting afternoon that will bring together people who appreciate the carousel. We’re looking forward to meeting St. Catharines residents and introducing them to Escarpment Views and the treasure that is the Lakeside Park Carousel.
     To get to Lakeside Park, take QEW to Ontario St. in St. Catharines, then follow Ontario St. to Lakeport Rd. and go to the lake. We’ll all be there with banners!
     Do you have a memory or info about the carousel? Share it by leaving a comment!

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One Response to Patrick Wentzel, U.S. National Carousel Association, at Launch of Autumn Escarpment Views

  1. Joe C. Copeland September 1, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Pat Wentzel is the most avid carousel fan in the world. Not only that he is a true gentleman & cares strongly about his hobby & people. His wonderful wife is more supportive then many wives whose husband’s have hobbies. Sharing one’s hobby with the world is great satisfication & helps create world wide friendships, no matter which race, creed, or color. It is an honor to call Pat my friend.

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