Holiday Train to stop in Whitehall next Friday

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will roll through town next Friday.

The train is scheduled to stop at the Whitehall Amtrak Station at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.

Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train program is considered the longest fundraising program in North America. Each year, the train travels approximately 6,000 miles through Canada and the United States, visiting more than 150 communities and raising money and awareness for local food banks.

Since 1999 the train has collected 2.6 million pounds of food for local food banks. Everything that is collected in each community the train visits remains in that community. Canadian Pacific also makes monetary donations in the communities it visits.

Each Holiday Train is about 1,000 feet long and features a box car that has been converted into a traveling stage for performances by well-known musical acts.

This year’s performers are the Claytones, a “Canadian brand of country-soaked roots music” and Tracey Brown, a member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

Admission to the Holiday Train is free, although everyone who attends is strongly encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Whitehall Food Pantry.

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