“Ringo” the Rooster
This token honors “Ringo” the Rooster, a figure donated by Ken Kaszubowski, who has served for years as the Carousel’s lead operator and head of maintenance. Ken chose the rooster figure to honor his grandmother. She owned a rooster called “Ringo,” named after Ringo Starr, the world-renowned drummer for the legendary Beatles. If you look closely at Ringo’s side you will see a painting of Ken’s grandparents’ farm. There Ringo would chase Ken and his cousins up to the farmhouse porch. Now, just as the original “Ringo” did, our rooster chases the other figures and riders round and round the Carousel House.