Holiday Train visits result in donations of more than $13,000 and 1,750 pounds of food to area food pantries...

Large crowds greeted the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train at both its stops in Lansing and New Albin Wednesday afternoon and evening, December 5, as depicted in the surrounding photos. Those attending were treated to musical entertainment by Canadian artists Willy Porter and The Trews, along with other holiday activities put on by community members, businesses and organizations.

Canadian Pacific presented a donation check to the food pantries serving each of the communities hosting a Holiday Train stop, with the donation of $3,500 to the Way Station in New Albin pictured in the photo at bottom right. A donation check of $4,000 was presented at the Lansing stop, with the Allamakee County Food Shelf in Waukon and the new Lansing Iowa Food Trust (LIFT) splitting that donation. In addition to the proceeds donated by Canadian Pacific, those in attendance also made both monetary and food donations at each stop. Visitors to the Lansing event donated more than 1300 pounds of food and $1,200 in cash donations, again all of that split between the Allamakee County Food Shelf and LIFT. The New Albin Holiday Train event yielded 446 pounds of donated food and $4,467 in cash donations.

The three photos from the Holiday Train’s visit to Lansing pictured above were taken by Standard correspondent Susan Cantine-Maxson, and the trio of photos below of the New Albin event were taken by Standard assistant editor Joe Moses. View and find out how to purchase these photos and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

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