Posted 12 months ago
By Kevin Horn
Carhenge is officially now owned and operated by the City of Alliance and the Alliance Visitors Bureau. The Friends of Carhenge organization officially turned over ownership of Carhenge Thursday morning as several people were on hand to take part in the ceremony, including dozens of city employees who began clean up efforts with a dozen pieces of equipment almost immediately after accepting ownership.
Friends of Carhenge president Kendra Schott (shot) was thrilled to see the city taking an active role so quickly.
Schott says even though the city has taken over the 26-year-old tourist attraction, the Friends organization will continue to operate in a supportive role, much like the Knight Museum Partners, the Friends of the Library and the Alliance Parks Foundation support those entities.
Visitors Bureau director Kevin Howard says inventory from the Carhenge gift shop will be moved to the Knight Museum for the fall and winter and Carhenge souvenirs will be sold at the museum until next spring.