11 Dec 2017
“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
When Bob Ketterling bought a carousel at an auction in 1981 and brought it back to Faulkton, his intent was to provide joy to others. Little did he know, his legacy would live on. The old-fashioned carousel, manufactured in 1925, was quickly restored for use during the town’s 4-H achievement, with free rides for everyone.
Ketterling later built the “Happy Times” park around the carousel, providing hours of entertainment and enjoyment for all. Faulkton was named “Carousel City” after Ketterling’s death in tribute to the merry-go-round man. The city bought the carousel to ensure it will remain a town treasure for years to come.