Derby Day at the Carousel

The Paragon Carousel will hold its third annual Derby Day fund-raiser May 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. The event, which will be held the night before the Kentucky Derby, will feature carousel horse races. All 66 horses on the carousel are available to be sponsored for a fee of $100. Sponsors are encouraged to creatively decorate their horses and can assign a jockey to ride during the competitions, which are decided by a drawing. The evening’s events also include a contest for best Derby hat, refreshments, music, and carousel rides. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the carousel on weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline to sponsor a horse is . For information, see or call 781-925-0472. - Johanna Seltz