Tuesday, April 22, 2008 10:39 AM
Here's an interesting story of the Brass Ring Fund, and how they want to buy Hanson Park's carousel, from auction, and bring it back home to Harvey's Lake PA.
The auction is tomorrow (4/23/08), and it looks like they haven't raised nearly enough of the $1.4 million, so I doubt it will be coming back to NEPA.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 5:24 AM
I wonder how much they had saved for it. I don't know of many parks looking to spend that much on a Carousel, so they may still end up with it I could only hope.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 3:47 PM
It would be nice, but I don't see enough money being raised unless some corporate sponsors step forward with some major coin, and quick.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 4:02 PM
The initial flyers all said "No Minium Bid". This statement disappeared in the more recent ones. The machine itself is not worth 1.4 mil. This figure represents what is needed to acquire it, transport it , store it while a new building is constructed, and operating funds for the at least the first year of operation. They're also gong to need an organ, as the one that was with it was pulled from the sale (a rare Wurlitzer 145B)
This machine has been on the market for at least three years. Only after the contract with Norton was signed did the flags go up and people started to panic.
Monday, April 28, 2008 5:33 PM
The Wintersteens, exercising the option in the auction contract, have rejected the high bid on the machine. They have entered into negotiations with the Brass Ring Fund for the purchase of their carousel. *** Edited 4/29/2008 2:05:11 AM UTC by Dutchman***