Our Mission & Vision

The mission of the Cottage Grove Carousel is to offer a vibrant community experience by providing an atmosphere where the majesty of history and artistry create lasting memories and increase future cultural tourism.  The FCGC is a nonprofit organization 501c3 whose mission is to restore the carousel to its original beauty, to secure a permanent location, and to create a historical landmark that will enrich the community, our lives and benefit others for generations.

Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel

Join our Amazing Team!

 

Donna Edsel & Larry Semiluis

Donna Edsel & Larry Semiluis

Volunteer Wood Carvers

Donna has spent hundreds of hours painting and sculpting life back into our animals. Larry sharing his talents of sculpting and carving has been a priceless addition to our carousel family. 

Donna Edsel & Larry Semiluis

Donna Edsel & Larry Semiluis

Volunteer Wood Carvers

Donna has spent hundreds of hours painting and sculpting life back into our animals. Larry sharing his talents of sculpting and carving has been a priceless addition to our carousel family. 

 Russ's Restoration Team

Russ's Restoration Team

Volunteer Restoration Team

the Restoration Team are volunteers that bring to the carousel project a variety of skills that are called upon to assist with the restoration. Without these skills and talented people, we would not be aas far as we are with our restoration. they are truly a dream team!   Restoration Team:  Ray Murray, Doyle Hicks, Loyle Hicks & Jerry Avery

 Ray Murray

Ray Murray

Volunteer

Ray is busy fastening the Unicorn’s horn that Donna carved.

Clinton Conley

Clinton Conley

Volunteer Painting Team

Clinton Conley is one of our newest volunteers sharing his many talents. We also are happy to have Donna Edsel, Lorrie Avery and Alice Nowicki on our painting team. 

Karen Murray

Karen Murray

Volunteer Coordinator

Carmen Dowell

Carmen Dowell

Volunteer Web & Graphic Design

Ellen Hogue & Judd Van Gorder

Ellen Hogue & Judd Van Gorder

Volunteer Merchandise

Did you know that we have lots of merchandise for purchase?  You can also purchase a carousel animal or part of the carousel itself! 

Marie Longfellow & Sharon Van Gorder

Marie Longfellow & Sharon Van Gorder

Volunteer~ Rounding Board Photos

The Carousel has 12 rounding boards around the top of the carousel. Each photo has a picture frame and carriage lights. Photos taken from all over Cottage Grove and surrounding areas throughout the years.  The Carousel also has 10 inner / lower senic panels. These panels are photos of other carousels throughout the west coast.

Ken Schwieger

Ken Schwieger

Volunteer Photographer

Ken is always taking photos and posting them to our social media pages to keep our followers informed of the progress we have made. Have you checked our FB page lately?