In 2001, Flecto Corporation (now a part of Rust-Oleum) donated a toddler-sized carousel to the park after years as a feature in Flecto trade shows. Nearly 15 years later, the carousel is in need of major repair. Rust-Oleum donated the sandblasting, paints and expertise with the help of Regional Sales Manager, Chris Cargo. Professional sandblasting, provided by Oakland native Ric Ron of Myers Sandblasting, ensured the carousel’s wood and metal were sufficiently prepared for primer and hand-painted detailing.
“It’s been a labor of love to get the Flecto Carousel restored to its former glory, but we couldn’t have done it without Rust-Oleum,” says C.J. Hirschfield, Executive Director, Children’s Fairyland. “This carousel and all of our attractions bring joy to thousands of kids each year. We needed a partner that could match our love of community, and happily found it in Rust-Oleum and Chris Cargo.”
The Fairyland Gala is taking place in Oakland on June 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. All proceeds from the fundraiser help the non-profit organization provide a safe place for children to create, imagine, play and learn. Event and support opportunities include donations, live and silent auctions, food, drink, and entertainment. Guests must be 21 or older and are encouraged to dress in this year’s theme, A Cinderella Story.