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The lead donor to the Greenway carousel on seeing philanthropy as fun

On Saturday , the Greenway Carousel begins spinning in a tree-shaded park near Faneuil Hall, fulfilling a dream that first took shape three years ago. Designed by Newburyport sculptor Jeffrey Briggs, the 36-seat carousel features 14 animals native to Massachusetts, including a sea turtle, lobster, grasshopper, harbor seal, cod, peregrine falcon, and skunk.

Designed to accommodate children with disabilities, the carousel will remain open daily through Columbus Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends through New Year’s Eve. Tickets cost $3 per ride. The project’s cost, including the adjoining park, funded by the Tiffany & Co. Foundation, is pegged at $2.95 million.

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