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Treasured Friends

The Song in Our Hearts

alicedonaldsonWe often say that the music in our carousel house is the happiest on earth. So it is with deep indebtedness that we pay tribute to Alice Donaldson who, on April 14, has "gone glimmering." In July 2001, Alice, her late husband, Benjamin Franklin Donaldson, Jr., and their family donated the last band organ to play at Silver Beach Amusement Park (1945-1971) to the Silver Beach Carousel Society. What an invaluable gift it has been for us!

 

ALICE DONALDSON

The Song in Our Hearts

alicedonaldsonWe often say that the music in our carousel house is the happiest on earth. So it is with deep indebtedness that we pay tribute to Alice Donaldson who, on April 14, has "gone glimmering." In July 2001, Alice, her late husband, Benjamin Franklin Donaldson, Jr., and their family donated the last band organ to play at Silver Beach Amusement Park (1945-1971) to the Silver Beach Carousel Society. What an invaluable gift it has been for us!

Bringing joy to others through music meant so much to Alice and Benjamin. She met Benjamin, a drummer, while performing as a vocalist with a local big band. They were married in 1947 and celebrated 62 happy years together. Alice also shared her enthusiasm for life and music as a member and leader in the Monday Musical Club.

Many will also remember the Donaldsons for establishing and operating for 17 years the much-loved and award-winning hobby and toy store in St. Joseph called The Hobby Horse. While the toy store is no longer in operation, Alice's and Ben's passion for life and music continue to lift up our hearts in our carousel house. Thank you, treasured friends, for always making us happy.

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333 Broad Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085

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