DP Rail holiday cheer

 

The tracks are the place to be on Sunday.

For the 20th year, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be rolling through communities throughout the region.

As usual, one of the train’s stops will be at the Amtrak Station in Whitehall, where their celebration of the season will be joined by a chance to help stock the shelves at the Whitehall Ecumenical Food Pantry.

“I’m anxious to see the train come here to Whitehall,” said Whitehall United Methodist pastor Rev. Ginny Deyo. “I’ve never seen it before, and I am looking forward to the event and collecting items for the ecumenical pantry.”

The CP Holiday train is scheduled to pull into Whitehall around 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30 and stay at the station for about one hour. The train has visited over 100 communities in seven states and six provinces of Canada over the past 10 years to help raise food, money and awareness for local food banks. Through the 10 years of the Holiday Train, Canadian Pacific Rail has helped to raise $3 million dollars and 1.6 million pounds of food.

The train will provide entertainment while in Whitehall, featuring Canadian songwriters Melanie Doane and Shaun Verreault.

Deyo said that the day will be a chance for residents to enjoy some holiday music and help contribute to the local food pantry.

“People can bring some food to the event and the town truck will be there to pick up the donations and bring them up to the church,” said Deyo.

For more information on the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, contact Deyo at 499-0851.

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