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    "Ride" the carousel for a whole month and help us maintain social distancing while supporting the carousel! 

    Make a $100 donation in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Glen Echo Park's Dentzel Carousel and your portrait cutout will ride the carousel for one month during the 2021 centennial season (May - September)!

    This is a great way to celebrate the carousel -- especially if you cannot make it to the Park in-person -- while also helping to keep the community safe by ensuring social distancing!

    At the end of the month, you may pick-up your photo cutout at the Park as a special keepsake.

    There are a limited number of cutout spaces available each month, so make your donation today!



    Submit your photo by the deadlines below and your cutout will "ride" the carousel the following month. If spaces are sold out, then we will email you to let you know when we will install your portrait cutout.

    • Submit your photo by April 25 to "ride" in May
    • Submit by May 20 for June
    • Submit by June 20 for July
    • Submit by July 20 for August
    • Submit by August 20 for September



    Each Carousel Cutout will accommodate one face. If your photo has more than one face, please indicate which face you would like to use.

    If you are picking from existing photos, we suggest: Pick a large file-sized photo (2MB or larger file size; 300 dpi). For best results, use close-up photos and make sure the image is well-lit.

    If you are taking a new photo, here are some tips: Use a smartphone or digital camera. Take photo in JPEG format at high resolution quality. Fill the frame as much as possible -- get as close to their face as you can without cutting off ears, hair, or hats that you'd like included. Use a plain background if possible. Make sure there is good lighting. When emailing the photo send as "Original Size" or "High" to make sure we receive a high quality image (2MB or larger size; 300 dpi).



    Make your donation today and forward your donation receipt with your photo file (2MB file size or larger) as an attachment to: development@glenechopark.org.  

    *Staff will review/approve all photos and determine which carousel animal they will ride based on availability.


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