Meridian's "Dutchess" Unveiled

The last of 37 carousel horses was unveiled Friday at VanZyverden incorporated. Artist Sara Ellen Riley named this one, Meridian's Dutchess. The final creation in the Around Town Carousels Abound project will be on display for a couple of weeks at VanZyverden's.

"I'm kind of sad to see it end, or see the last horse," said project coordinator Jamie Cater. "But it's really not ending, because the horses will be here for all to enjoy. I suggest people take a tour of them. Maps are now available at the tourism office."

Meridian's Dutchess will be moved for permanent display to the end of the airport runway at Interstate 20/59, to greet travelers from the west.