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Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Celebrates 20th Year Anniversary

HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) — It’s a staple in the Paper City, and Thursday night the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round celebrated it’s 20th anniversary with a gala at the Log Cabin.

Two decades ago the popular family attraction moved from Mountain Park to downtown Holyoke. The Merry-Go-Round fundraises to keep operating each year.

Organizers say between insurance and routine expenses, the gala is critical to keep the ride going around.

“We really have not reached out to the corporate community before tonight, but we have a tremendous support system from our businesses in town and throughout the area and never mind the  the people of the valley have really made us who we are,” President of the Merry-Go-Round Board Jim Jackowski said.

The silent auction included everything from Mountain Park vintage items to Red Sox memorabilia. The Merry-Go-Round is open Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to four.

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