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Spirit of Columbia Gardens host carousel fundraiser

Posted at 2:30 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 18:07:46-05

BUTTE – The non-profit group that built Butte’s new carousel is holding a major fundraiser Saturday to keep it spinning.

The Spirit of Columbia Gardens will host its gala Saturday evening at Star Lanes bowling alley from 5 to 10 p.m.

The group hopes to raise about $40,000 that will go for maintenance costs and other expenses for the facility that opened at Stodden Park in late June.

“You can come in here and make a donation, you can mail it in at P.O. Box 4133. We’re a non-profit organization, so it’s tax deductible and everything helps. A dollar helps; it doesn’t have to be a large donation,” said Carousel Manager Ed Curran.

It took organizers 20 years to get the carousel built, and it was funded entirely through donations.

Reporting by John Emeigh for MTN News