Were not on a carousel last weekend – but in a park.
These colorful steeds were galloping at Robert Reed Park in Chincoteague, VA last Saturday for the Mother Earth Day Festival. They were salvaged from a dismantled ride that had been used at the Chincoteague Island Fire Company’s annual carnival. Prominent local artists were invited to paint the horses which were on display before being auctioned to raise monies for the fire company’s building fund.
The festival is an eco-friendly spring event held annually on Mother’s Day weekend. It featured tips for “green” living, displays of recycled art, nature and environmental exhibits, music and food. New to this year’s event was a recycling enter where electronics and computers could be taken for safe disposal.