Goal Accomplished: She Rode All 32 Carousel Animals!

Lindsey Halker is a frequent visitor at the Kingsport Carousel. She obsessed about riding each carousel animal until she had eventually ridden every single one!  Once she completed riding them all, she bought her ‘I Rode ‘Em All’ t-shirt from the carousel gift shop.

The Kingsport Carousel is a volunteer-led project completed in 2015. Over 300 volunteers worked over 5 years to hand-carve and hand-paint platform and sweep animals for the working 1956 vintage Herschell carousel. Since opening in July 2015 the Carousel has hosted over 160,000 riders. The Carousel is open to the public year-round and summer hours are 11:00 to 7:00 Wednesday through Friday and 1:00 to 7:00 on Saturday and Sunday. All rides are $1. Birthday and private parties start at $100 and can be booked by calling 423-392-8418.

For more information, please visit www.engagekingsport.com or call 423-392-8418.

Lindsey Halker with Beaufort, a carousel animal sponsored by Cherry Point Animal Hospital.

Lindsey Halker at carousel