Do you remember your first carousel ride? Wendy Kirbey does, and when her hometown needed an economic boost, she had an idea: build a carousel, from scratch, using old-world craftsmanship. See how this idea transforms the community when a group of dedicated volunteers come together to design, hand-carve, and paint all of the animals needed to complete what many believe will be one of the most beautiful carousels ever created.

On CPTV Spirit: Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9 p.m.; Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 1 a.m. and 8 a.m.; Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 1 p.m.

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“Women's Work” features the stories of Connecticut women serving as leaders, trailblazers, artists, educators, advocates and entrepreneurs. Watch the original TV documentary. Six additional short films will be released weekly - watch them here.

Share YOUR story, too. Honor a woman who has made an impact in your life or tell us your immigration story. Post a photo and caption on our web page at cptv.org/womenswork. Find out more »

Our Sharing Connecticut series lets you visit the unique people and places that drive the pulse and spirit of our state. Browse the full Sharing Connecticut series »

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