Holiday Train draws large crowd, helpful donations

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train paid a visit to Lansing Saturday, December 6, drawing a large crowd that proved to be very generous with donations of money and food to benefit the Allamakee County Food Shelf. Jessie Howe, Allamakee County Food Shelf Director, said donations from the event totaled approximately $1,300 in cash and 3,200 pounds of food. She also accepted a donation check on behalf of the Food Shelf in the amount of $4,000 from Canadian Pacific Railroad during the event (see photo on Page 5A). "I'm very thankful to all of the Food Shelf volunteers, Canadian Pacific Railroad and all those who braved the cold to come out and support this event and give so generously," Howe said. "I also want to thank the area Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who helped collect and deliver donations, sold hot chocolate, or helped out in any way they could." Photo by B.J. Tomlinson.

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