The Seaside Heights Carousel is Getting Restored
My Grandma and Pop pop had a beach house in Seaside Heights for as long as I can remember. We sold it after my Pop pop died and I think the entire family was devastated. Life does go on though and we still like to drive past it when we're in the area and reminisce about all the times we shared there.
I think a lot of people can agree that one of the things that makes Seaside Heights so awesome is their boardwalk. There's miles of games, rides and places to eat and I know a lot of people will rent houses in surrounding beach towns and drive down to Seaside just for the boardwalk. The carousel is one of the historic rides that sits on Casino Pier, and it was closed down in April and is in desperate need of repair. According to the Asbury Park Press, Seaside Heights just received a huge grant of $750,000 after apply for one to restore the carousel.
This grant must be approved by Governor Murphy first before it can be put to use. Seaside Heights is also applying for more money to build a structure to go along with the carousel. That will be another $1.5 million. It's going to cost a lot of money to keep this carousel up and running on Casino Pier, but hopefully they get the money they need to keep it going.
For more information about the restoration of the Seaside Heights carousel click here.