Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The CP Rail Holiday Train soon will start rolling again. It is scheduled to make a stop in Kimball this year, at about 9 p.m. Monday,
Dec. 13. The train will stop where the tracks intersect with Highway 15 (Main Street) in town. The Holiday Train show will begin at 9:15, on the south side of the tracks. (The railcar stage will face the ballpark, and crowds can safely gather between the tracks and the ballpark.
A number of activities are scheduled for that evening, starting with a 6 p.m. Choir concert and 6:30 p.m. Band concert at Kimball Area High School. After the concerts, Hendricks Bus will provide bus transportation to Willow Creek Park, as there will be limited safe parking in the area of the park.
Hot cocoa and cookies will be available at the park shelter at 8:15 before the show.
The train is scheduled to depart by 10 p.m. (Keep in mind that Kimball is the last stop of the night, and the train may be a little late.)
Preparations are under way NOW, though, with the KAHS National Honor Society collecting food and money donations for the local food shelf. A major purpose of the Holiday Train is to raise awareness and donations for local food shelves along the train's route. (Donations to the Kimball Area Food Shelf are available to residents in local communities as well, not just those who live in Kimball.)
Donations can be dropped off at either Kimball school, the State Bank of Kimball, or Gohmann's Foods. Cash donations are preferred (and can be most effectively utilized to benefit local families), but all donations will be happily accepted. You can also bring donations to the park Dec. 13.