(12/7/12) The Canadian Pacific Railroad announced that their Annual Holiday Train will make a stop in Tomah on Sunday, December 9th at 5:30 p.m.
CP's Holiday Train travels across North American with a bright display of lights, providing musical entertainment and collecting food and money for local food pantries to help raise awareness in the fight against hunger.
At each stop, the Holiday Train rolls out a line-up of great musical talents and a corporate contribution to the local food pantry. The community, in turn, is encouraged to donate food and funds, all of which stays in that community. All proceeds from the Tomah stop will go toward the Neighbor for Neighbor Food Pantry.
Spectators are encouraged to come out early and asked to bring items for donation for the Food Pantry. Non-perishable food items as well as personal hygiene items are requested. Representatives from the Pantry will be on hand to collect items from the crowd.
"This is a great family event," Chamber Director Chris Hanson said. "What a wonderful way for our community to show their support for the Neighbor for Neighbor Food Pantry and also see some quality family entertainment. To make things even more convenient, the Packers game isn't on until 7:20 that evening, so plenty of time to come out and see the train and get home to catch the game. A special thank-you to Canadian Pacific!"
This year's entertainers include The Claytones and Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer Tracey Brown. A Holiday Train favorite, Tracey Brown has been actively involved with the program since 2004. Over her career, Tracey has released more than 20 albums and she is a member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The Claytones, are a truly collaborative project with an impressive list of individual accolades. Kelly, Adam, and Anders are currently working on their debut album, which blends their unique talents into the group signature live feel.
The Train will stop right in front of the Tomah Depot near the intersection of Superior Avenue and Washington Street. The train will be in Tomah for 45 minutes while the performers put on a wonderful show. Superior Avenue will be shut down completely with traffic detoured for the duration of the event.
Since the program's inception back in 1999, more than $5.6 million and over 2.45 million pounds of food has been collected in Canada and the United States.
For more information on the Holiday Train, visit: http://www.cpr.ca/en/in-your-community/holiday-train/Pages/default.aspx or call the Chamber office at 608-372-2166.