The Christmas Train Express brings joy to the less fortunate

To the Editor:

The Canal Street Station Railroad Village fourth annual “Christmas Train Express” charity event was a big success despite a cold and windy afternoon.  Many folks attended our event, bringing canned foods, Toys for Tots, and making cash donations — all given to Our Lady of Fatima food pantry in Delanson. 

The day-long event is provided as an extension of the CP Rail Holiday Train of Lights that made its stop in Delanson on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m.  The CP Rail Holiday Train stops at many towns from Pennsylvania to Canada, and provides an hour of live entertainment along with a $1,000 donation check to each village it visits.

We would like to extend our appreciation to our vendors and volunteers who helped make our event a success: Ginny’s Baked Goods; Fancher’s Creekside Farms; Sunny’s Home Bakes; Scarves By Tracy; Alorann Jewelry; Worldlings Pleasure; Walter Fleming, 19th-Century Tinsmith; Crazy Herb’s Texas BBQ; Indian Ladder Farms; Sally’s Face Painting; and our most distinguished guest, Old Saint Nick, himself.

We would like to thank all our guests who came by and made this whole event a great success, helping to support our less fortunate.

To celebrate the holiday season, our Miss New York Central EMD #4097 will display her Christmas lights nightly from 4:30 until 10:30 p.m. from now until Jan. 1, 2014.  Come on by and visit the spirit of Christmas at Canal Street Station Village, Route 20, Duanesburg.

Joseph Merli

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