Annual Holiday Train will pull in Nov. 28

N orth America’s longest-running rolling food bank will once again return to Whitehall to help those in need this holiday season.

The Canadian Pacific Railroad Holiday Train will stop at the Amtrak Station in Whitehall at 2:20 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28.

The annual holiday train is expected to include entertainers Willy Porter and Sydney Grigg.

Along with the live entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus, there will also be a food drive to support local food pantries during the approximately one hour stop at the Whitehall station.

Revelers are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Whitehall Food Pantry.

Since 1999, the Holiday Train program as raised nearly $5.6 million dollars and generated close to 2.5 million pounds of food donations for local food shelves in the United States and Canada.

Each Holiday Train has 14 rail cars decorated with hundreds of thousands of festive lights. Included is a modified boxcar that has been turned into a traveling stage for performers.

Porter, Wisconsin, native headlines the musical entertainment and plays acoustic guitar in the folk, rock style.

Grigg is a 23-year-old country and folk musician from Nashville, Tenn.

For more information on the Holiday Train, visit the Canadian Pacific Rail at www.cpr.ca.

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