Mr. Harry Benjamin proudly poses with the carousel he restored for all to enjoy, with the help of those in the community. The Carousel Rest Area of Shelby was honored for receiving the Private and Public Collaboration Award during the 2019 Montana Tourism Awards held at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation on Monday, April 15, in Butte. See related story on page 8 of this week’s issue.

 The Carousel Rest Area of Shelby continues to wow all of those who visit it, including the judges from this tourism region. The carousel was nominated for a Montana Tourism Award and after the dust settled, it was awarded the Private and Public Collaboration Award during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation held in Butte on Monday, April 15. 

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney presented the award.

The annual awards celebrate outstanding communities, business, organizations and people who dedicate themselves to strengthening Montana’s tourism industry. Harry Benjamin and the fantastic carousel he restored, through the help of monetary donations and time from those in the community, definitely fits that description. 

“The Shelby Carousel and Rest Area is a wonderful amenity and encourages people to stop and spend time when passing through town. It appeals to history buffs, amusement park enthusiasts and, most importantly, parents looking for family entertainment during their Montana journey,” stated Lt. Gov. Cooney.

 Congratulations to Harry Benjamin and all of those who have played a part in the success of the Carousel Rest Area of Shelby.

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