Once again the National Carousel Association
Technical Conference was an extremely valuable resource
for ideas and assistance to those involved in the day-to-day
operations of their carousel, as well as those just
interested in helping any way they can to insure the
longevity of their favorite machines.
Did you miss out on this year's conference? Take time to
check out the links found here for more on the information
Here are some of the highlights!
Attendees meet and greet each other on day minus one.
Attendees board bus on day one
Attendees ride bus to Cedar Point
Even though the park was closed, Johnny Rockets' staff put on a
show for our small group of forty-some
Jo Downey and Charlie Jacques on Cedar Point's c. 1912 D.C. Muller carousel.
Attendees arrive at Cedar Point
Mark Chester and Gary Nance on Cedar Point's 1921 Dentzel
Cliff Black, Sharon Black, and Melba Clapp on Cedar Point's
c. 1921 Prior & Church Racing Derby
Elva Brodnick and Rich Wickens update us
on the efforts to find PTC #19 a home.
Learn more at www.euclidbeach.com.
The conference then moved from the hotel to the Merry-Go-Round
Museum, where the women seemed to gravitate toward the gift
shop round table (above), and the men find a place at the
carousel maintenance seminar (below)
NCA Vice President Jo Downey presenting
Vicki VandenBout with a "thank You for Hosting"
plaque to go in the museum.
Thanks Vicki for all your hard
work, and for putting on an awesome conference!
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