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.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Weekender 08/29/14

Lakes Region Freepress 08/29/14

North Country Freepress – 08/29/14

Northshire Freepress 08/29/14

Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]

Quarryman not returning

One of Main Street’s most well known residents has been missing for years and it doesn’t appear he will be […]