Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum director Ian K. Seppala joins board of Canal Fest of the Tonawandas
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum announced Executive Director Ian K. Seppala has joined the board of directors of Canal Fest of the Tonawandas.
“Canal Fest is an important part of the Tonawanda-North Tonawanda community, and I am proud to be able to help guide this successful organization in the future,” Seppala said.
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is a founding member of the eight-day festival shared across the twin cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. The museum has two representatives on the board. Seppala will join trustee-emeritus Charles Proefrock. He will be replacing Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum trustee Jay Wilcox.
Mr. Seppala will be replacing Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum trustee Jay Wilcox. The museum thanks Mr. Wilcox for over a decade of honorable service on the Canal Fest board.
“We are excited to have Ian join the board and bring fresh ideas into the organization,” Canal Fest Secretary Deb Darling said.
Canal Fest organizers are currently planning for the official 40th event, to be held July 14-21. The festival is the largest outdoor activity of its kind, held on the banks of the Historic Erie Barge Canal. Each year, nearly 300,000 visitors are drawn to its attractions, food, live music and premier events. To learn more, visit www.canalfest.org/.
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CAROUSEL SOCIETY OF THE NIAGARA FRONTIER, Inc. INTRODUCES NEW TRUSTEES AND TRUSTEE EMERITUS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (North Tonawanda, NY, February 1st, 2024)
The Carousel Society of the Niagara Frontier, Inc. – a non-profit, board-led institution which operates the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda, Niagara County, New York – wishes to announce the addition of three new trustees and one trustee emeritus, who have joined the board effective immediately.
Darlene Bolsover of North Tonawanda, New York has years of non-profit board experience and is a life-long North Tonawandan.
Kelly Burns of North Tonawanda, New York is an Assistant Vice President & Accounting Operations Supervisor at Evans Bank.
Barbara Peters Ed.D of Tonawanda, New York is owner of Trips Ahoy Vacations, and has over 30 years of educational administration experience.
Charles Preofrock of North Tonawanda, New York has accepted newly created position of Trustee Emeritus, after a successful tenure of over 40 years on the board.
The Carousel Society of the Niagara Frontier is grateful for his many years of service, and looks forward to his continued guidance.
A complete list of all fifteen Trustees can be found at https://www.carrouselmuseum.org/board-of-trustees.html#/
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, operated by the Carousel Society of the Niagara Frontier, Inc. (CSNF), is a premier national historic site and community resource for family recreation and learning that fosters an appreciation for the unique heritage of the carousel and related industries in the Niagara Region.
Through educational, cultural, and recreational programming, visitors experience the places, people, stories, and artifacts associated with the past production of carousels, band organs and amusement devices.