Sunday, December 07, 2008

A Chilly Whistle Stop ...

This year's version of the Holiday Train stopped in Brandon tonight.
After YEARS of seeing the train in the afternoon,
it was a delight to see it in the dark with the lights glowing.
It was beautiful!!
And before they left, Tracey Brown and Johnny Reid
entertained the audience with a half hour of Christmas songs,
and the local Food Bank - Samaritan House - got a
PILE of food stuffs, and over 5200 dollars in donations!!
All of which are much needed this year in the face of
economic uncertainty, an ongoing housing crisis,
and a deepening need for the services they offer.
Thanks to the folks at Canadian Pacific for helping make this happen,
thanks to Tracey and Johnny and the band for the music,
thanks to the generosity of the audience,
thanks to the folks at Samaritan House for
continuing to do what you do to help those in need!!

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