Holiday trains return


 

On Monday, children of all ages can welcome Santa Claus as he pulls into the Whitehall Amtrak Station.

 


 

 


The Canadian Pacific Railroad will bring the annual Holiday Train on its northeastern United States tour to Whitehall on Monday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. to benefit the Whitehall Ecumenical Food Pantry.
“People can bring a food donation for the ecumenical food pantry and then enjoy the entertainment that they bring every year,” said Whitehall United Methodist Church Pastor the Rev. Ginny Deyo. “We are still in the planning stages for the event, but because the train is coming on a Monday right about the time that school gets out, we really want to get the word out and let people know that this is happening.”
The Holiday Train helps local food pantries throughout the northeastern United States and Canada. According to organizers with Canadian Pacific, the train will visit more than 130 communities in eight states and six provinces.
“In the last decade, the Holiday Train has helped raise $4 million and two million pounds of food for local food banks,” organizers said on the Holiday Train Web site. “In these tough economic times, 20 percent more Canadians are turning to food banks for support this year and 30 percent more Americans are at risk of hunger. Hunger continues to be a problem and food banks need our help now more than ever.”
Those attending the event are encouraged to bring a cash or food donation to the Holiday Train event and help feed the need.
The train will feature performances by Prescott and Adam Puddington, along with special guests Shaun Verreault and Willy Porter.
Overall, Deyo said, that the event is fun for everyone.
“Bring the little kids and the big ones,” said Deyo. “It is always a good time for everyone that comes.”
For more information on the CP Rail Holiday Train coming on Monday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m., contact the Whitehall United Methodist Church at 499-0851 or visit the Canadian Pacific Rail Web site at www.cpr.ca.

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