The Hanover Area Food Shelf is sponsoring an event bringing the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to downtown Lorretto.
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train travels the country side bringing lots of holiday cheer and an opportunity for people to make donations to a local food shelf.
The event will take place outside in historic downtown Lorretto. Activities begin at 3 p.m., and the train will arrive at 4:15 p.m.
The event features:
- Great music from Juno award winning Tracey Brown and roots music sensation The Claytones
- Kiddie Train & Wagon Rides
- Free Hot Chocolate and Cookies
- Caroling and Bonfires
- Santa Claus will be there!
Since 1999, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, covered with thousands of lights, has raised over $6,400,000 and 2.6 million pounds of food for food shelves across the United States and Canada.
Last year, the Hanover Area Food Shelf received over $21,000 and 2400 pounds of food because of the great com- munity support generated by the Holiday Train. This year’s donations will be shared with residents in Rockford, Delano and Maple Plain. Thanks for reaching out to those in need.
The goal of the Holiday Train is to collect food and money for local food banks and to raise awareness in the fight against hunger. At each event, the Holiday Train provides a box car stage, a line up of great musical talents and a corporate contribution to the local food bank. The community, in turn, is encouraged to donate food and funds, all of which stays in the community. Items such as infant formula, canned meats, and spaghetti sauce are in popular demand.
The Canadian Holiday Train will embark on its three-week journey on November 28 from Beaconsfield, Quebec, finishing up in Port Moody, BC, on December 17.