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Site offers secure payment options, easy-to-use forms and links to history and photo gallery

HOLYOKE, Mass. – The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, western Massachusetts’ prized carousel with a storied history that dates back to the early 1900s, today announced the launch of a new website, holyokemerrygoround.org. Site upgrades include a new layout with enhancements for secure payments, easy-to-use forms and downloadable contracts, plus updated historical and photo pages to relive the magic, and more.

“Today, more and more people turn to their mobile devices to search the internet. We wanted a website that would provide them the best, most secure web experience on any device,” said Angela Wright, Executive Director “This new site includes easy access to our party and private rental, reservation, donation and events pages, online store and forms, all on an easy-to-navigate platform.”

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is located in Holyoke’s Heritage State Park, which is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The carousel is comprised of 48 horses hand-carved by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, 56 original scenic panels, 864 brightly colored lights and 98 beveled mirrors.

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is open:

September to June

Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Monday holidays and school vacations

July and August

Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Closed Mondays, unless it is a holiday

Through the merry-go-round’s new website, users are able to book birthday or private parties and can share their own memories of the carousel’s history from Mountain Park to today. Additionally, new secure payment options are available for the merry-go-round’s online store and donation pages.

“As a nonprofit organization, we rely heavily on the generosity of the public, many of whom prefer to donate quickly and easily through our website. With secure payments using PayPal, our supporters can make their tax-deductible donation online with peace of mind,” said Wright.

Read coverage on; Masslive.com, WGGB.com and BusinessWest.com