By Rotary International From the May 2016 issue of The Rotarian
For more than half a century, one of the first Ferris wheels ever made has been spinning in Jacksonville, Ill. Owned by the city but operated and maintained by the Rotary Club of Jacksonville, the 12-seat, 45-foot wheel has undergone several renovations in recent years, thanks to private donations and funds from The Rotary Foundation. Rotarians such as David Fisher keep the fun rolling every Sunday afternoon from Memorial Day well into October.
THE ROTARIAN: How did your club come to run a Ferris wheel?
FISHER: The wheel was made here in Jacksonville by… …read more