The days surrounding Thanksgiving are usually slow ones for me at the office, so a message from Theresa Cox, executive director of A Carousel for Missoula, stood out when it landed in my inbox this morning.

It says that the carousel will be up and running on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – and that during that time, all rides are free!

Oh, and just so you don’t think the anyone is being made to work when they’d rather be at home with their families: the carousel will be staffed entirely by volunteers.

Happy Thanksgiving!