SARANAC LAKE - Volunteers on Thursday were busy painting and preparing for flooring to be installed in the Adirondack Carousel building in William Morris Park.
It was part of a work ramp-up in anticipation of the hoped-for opening on Memorial Day weekend - and more immediately, for the expected arrival of the carousel mechanism next week. Once that's assembled, the meticulously carved, colorfully painted wooden animals can be arrayed on the merry-go-round.
More volunteers are needed next week, from Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., according to Marge Glowa of Onchiota, one of the project's leading organizers. She said there's wood to stain, windows and doors to install, and trim and wainscoting to put up; woodworkers are needed to cut the trim.
Michele DiGiacomo vacuums up dirt while Marge Glowa scrapes plaster bits Thursday in preparation for flooring to be put into the Adirondack Carousel building in Saranac Lake’s William Morris Park.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)