Saturday, December 10, 2011

Santa Makes Quick Stop by Railroad

Once again Santa gave his reindeer a rest as he travelled from Comstock Park to Manistee via the Marquette Railroad this Saturday.  Beginning in Comstock Park, where over a hundred children and parents greeted Santa at 9:30 this morning, the train left for a stop in Sparta and beyond, with Manistee as its final destination.  Santa was accompanied by Mrs. Claus as well as a half a dozen elves who passed on candy canes to all the good children in attendance.  The train arrived on time and left on time, thanks to a schedule adhered to by conductor Wayne who coordinated the entire event.  Our thanks go to the Marquette Railroad for sponsoring this event each year, and the Kent County Sheriff's Department for keeping everybody safe.

Anxiously waiting

Keeping warm
You can hear the whistle blowing

I can see it coming!

A fully decorated tree in one of the box cars

Some took the opportunity to go up on the engine

Merry Christmas!

Thanks, conductor Wayne and Community Policing Deputy Nate!

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