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RE/MAX Professionals is a proud sponsor of the Holiday Train Cottage Grove Stop!
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returns to the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport and St. Paul Park THIS FRIDAY, December 9, 2016. The brightly lit train will arrive at approximately 5:45 p.m. with a trainload of fun and entertainment. It will stop on West Point Douglas Road, just south of the 80th St. Bridge / Belden Crossing (across from the Youth Service Bureau).
All cash and personal care items collected at the "Cottage Grove Stop" go directly to the local Friends in Need Food Shelf; serving the residents of Cottage Grove, Grey Cloud Island, Newport and St. Paul Park. The goal is to raise $90,000 this year.
The RE/MAX Professionals Lodge is a great place to stop and warm up while shopping for Holiday Train Merchandise. Holiday Train sweatshirts, knit caps, fleece blankets, NEW this year, fleece mittens, and more will be available! Free hot beverages and cookies will be available, and Mountain Mike's mini-donuts, cheese curds, corn dogs, and popcorn will be available for purchase! Glo-sticks will be given to the first 2,300 children attending this event.
Visit with Santa and enjoy some holiday music before the train arrives. Upon the train's arrival to Cottage Grove, Kelly Prescott and Colin James will perform their musical hits. Prescott visited Cottage Grove back in 2013, when she shared the stage with Sheryl Crow and Take Six.
Cash is the preferred donation but the need is also great for personal care items such as bar soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels or diapers. There will be collection areas on site. If you are unable to attend the event and would still like to donate to the Friends in Need Food Shelf, please send checks payable to the Friends in Need Food Shelf, P.O. Box 6, Cottage Grove, MN 55016, and please write "Holiday Train", on the memo line.