CDI’s ‘We Can Paint That!’ Spirit Revives Iconic Clear Lake Merry-Go-Round

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Posted on July 3, 2024

CDI’s ‘We Can Paint That!’ Spirit Revives Iconic Clear Lake Merry-Go-Round

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The Clear Lake Merry-Go-Round Before Its Transformation

At CDI in Forest City, IA, we’re known for painting RVs, but we proudly tell our customers “We Can Paint That!” when it comes to their other needs.

Recently, we put that motto to the test when a neighboring community needed a helping hand.

“Every now and then when a fun little project pops up that is outside of the scope of what we normally do, it’s a great opportunity for us to take a temperature check and see if it makes sense,” General Manager Jason Chodorowski said.

One of our talented painters, Trevor Jackson, is son to the City of Clear Lake’s Parks Director Jim Jackson. It’s through this relationship we got the opportunity to be a part of the restoration of the historic merry-go-round located in the lower city park area.

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Preparing The Merry-Go-Round for Painting

CDI is happy to give back to a local community by giving this vintage dome merry-go-round some much needed tender love and care.

“You know it’s just part of what we do here in Iowa and definitely in North Iowa,” Chodorowski said. “We’re a collection of small rural communities and so when we get a chance to help out a neighboring community, it’s a really fun opportunity.”

We donated our time and resources and completed the project just in time for the Fourth of July Weekend, all while going through our busiest time of the year.

“The fact that they even considered reaching out to us was a real honor,” Chodorowski said. “And I think that when everybody sees the new merry-go-round in Clear Lake Park here on Fourth of July, they’re gonna fall in love with it all over again just like they did during their childhood.”

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The Final Product Ready For Play!

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