“Raffe” the Giraffe
“Raffe” the Giraffe, featured on this token, is one of our riders’ favorite figures. It is a stander so it does not move up and down as the Carousel turns. This makes it an especially popular choice for infants and young children. “Raffe” was sponsored by community leader and philanthropist, Lou Gast. Her fondness of giraffes has led to a large private collection that she shares with family and friends. One of her grandchildren, as a small child, could not pronounce “giraffe” and called the world’s tallest land animal, “Raffe." When Lou sponsored the tallest figure on the Carousel, she immortalized her grandchild’s endearing story.