Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Benefits CHOW

Published: 11/08 3:32 pm
From Broome County Council of Churches:

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop at the Binghamton East Rail Yard on Conklin Avenue at 9: 15 p.m. Saturday, November 27, to help the Broome County Council of Churches and its CHOW Program feed the hungry during the holiday season.

The public is invited to this holiday event where the brightly lighted freight train will bring awareness to Broome County in its fight against hunger. Entertainment will include music by Melanie Doane, a product of a musical family and one of Canada’s most talented and diverse musicians and entertainers who plays the guitar, violin, mandolin, ukulele, piano and bass, and has six Top 40 charting singles in Canada.

The brightly decorated freight train appearance helps collect food and cash donations and donates it all to CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse). The holiday train is a special attraction for children who are encouraged to bring their families along for the festivities. Spectators are encouraged to bring food items or a cash donation to the show.

Since 1999, the Holiday Train program in Canada and the U.S. has raised $4.8 million and generated almost 2.3 million pounds of food for local food programs like CHOW. This year the Holiday Train will stop in 40 towns and cities in eight U.S. states.

The Holiday Train will stop in Binghamton for about 30 minutes, so bring the family for entertainment and a good time, and benefit CHOW at the same time.

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