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A Child's Delight

​​​​Last year we took our grandaughter to welcome the Holiday Train in Muscatine Iowa.  

Leading up to the day we watched the video on your website.  Everyday when I arrived to babysit she would ask to see the holiday train.  When the night arrived we decorated her wagon with Christmas lights and eagerly waited in the park for the train's arrival.  The look of awe on her face as the train pulled in is something I'll always remember. 

Of course she wanted to "touch it" which we let her do.  We then had a great time dancing to the music and turning in our food pantry contribution. Since then she has been thrilled with trains.  We now are collecting our wooden "Thomas" layout, tracks and building and have our own "Holiday Train".  She says when she grows up she wants to drive trains.  I think we have a future engineer in the making.  

We are disappointed that the Holiday Train is not stopping near us this year but we will be with you in spirit and will be making our food pantry contributio​n in memory of the fun we had last year.  Maybe next year we can take her to again see the Holiday Train.

Merry Christmas and peace to everyone.

Marilyn Andress​

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