The Red Wagon, a local summer tradition, is set to reopen Tuesday, May 31. It will be selling fresh popped corn and other refreshments at its usual post in Washington Park, at the corner of Columbus Avenue and W. Washington Street.
The Sandusky staple will be open every Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and during certain special local events through mid-September, when the stand will close until next summer. As has been the tradition since 2003, members of the United Way of Erie County will man The Red Wagon, keeping 80% of the revenues for the United Way of Erie County and donating 20% to the endowment created for the maintenance and upkeep of The Red Wagon.
If you've never been, The Red Wagon is exactly what it sounds like — a red wagon. It’s been a Sandusky tradition since 1910, and has also been an official member of the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places since 1982.
Owned by many different families over the years, it was donated to the city of Sandusky in 2002 by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Colvin. After being completely refurbished with local grant funding, The Red Wagon was officially presented to the community on July 4, 2003 during Sandusky’s annual Stars and Stripes Celebration and has sat at its corner every summer since.
Keep an eye on the Funcoast calendar for special events The Red Wagon will be attending.