SARANAC LAKE - The board of the Adirondack Carousel announced Wednesday that it has has accepted the resignation of Paula Hameline as its executive director, effective Dec. 31.
"We understand this was a difficult decision for Paula, but she has long expressed a desire to work in her husband Paul's growing business and spend more time with her family," board Chairwoman Marge Glowa said in a press release. "We are very grateful for all Paula has accomplished in the carousel's first year-and-a-half of operation and wish her and her family all the best" she added.
Hameline was hired shortly before the carousel opened in May 2012.
The Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake is lit up at night for a party in September.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)
The carousel's board is in the process of searching for a new executive director. Until that position is filled, board member Pam Martin has agreed to serve as interim director. Martin is well known locally as the recently retired principal of Tupper Lake Middle/High School.
"I love what the carousel has planned over the next few months and look forward to being part of all the special programs and activities that are being offered this holiday season and in the new year" Martin said.
The carousel will be open as usual during the winter on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as for parties and other special events, including Breakfast with Santa this Saturday and free rides from 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, compliments of Trish Kenyon and the after-school recycling program. The carousel will also be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26 through 31.
For more information, visit the Carousel's Facebook page or www.adirondackcarousel.org, or call 518-891-9521.