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Interactive Holiday Train Display Starts Soon

Nov 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Lead Article, News, Uncategorized

The Train Guys of Elizabethtown, PA are putting finishing touches on the Interactive Holiday Train Display which will open to the public on Saturday, December 1, 2012! Not only is this Train Display amazing in its design and interactive fun, but every dollar raised goes to support Elizabethtown Public Library for the benefit of the Greater Elizabethtown Area.

Each year, the Holiday Train Display at Elizabethtown Public Library is completely redesigned with new features including interactive display elements and push buttons where viewers make train activity happen. New features in the 2012 display are an accident scene and the old firehouse (the building is now occupied by Lynden Gallery). In addition, the Train Guys are experimenting with an “Engine Cam” to show people waiting to see the trains exactly what the train is seeing.

The Holiday Train Display will be open to the public Saturdays (December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29) from 10am-2 pm; Tuesdays (December 4, 11, 18) and Thursdays (December 6, 13, 20, 27) from 6-8 pm.  In addition to the regular Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday schedule, there are other options to make your holidays brighter by taking part in this annual event. Special times include Friday, December 14th from 6-9 pm for the 2nd Friday Celebration in Elizabethtown and during Elizabethtown Area’s New Year’s Eve celebration: Let Etown Ring! on Monday, December 31st from 4-7pm. (Elizabethtown Public Library will be open from 12PM-7PM on Monday, December 31st.)

There is still time for individuals or businesses interested in a special event of their own to schedule a private showing of the Holiday Train Display for a minimum fee of $30.00/per half hour.  Businesses may choose to thank their customers or employees in this way. Families might want to hold a child’s birthday party or just have a quieter, less distracting showing. To set up a private showing please contact the Library at (717)-367-7467 x21.

Additional fundraising through the Holiday Train Display comes to Elizabethtown Public Library through the generosity of Barry’s Train Shop of Elizabethtown, PA. Barry’s Train Shop has donated train sets that are being raffled off as part of the Holiday Train Display at the Library. More information is available at the Holiday Train Display.  

The “Train Guys” hope to exceed last year’s number of visitors and donations and to help the Library as much as possible.  New Train Guys and Gals are welcome. For more information about the Holiday Train Display please visit www.etownpubliclibrary.org, e-mail information@etownpubliclibrary.org or call (717)-367-7467.  Elizabethtown Public Library is located at 10 South Market Street, just off the Elizabethtown Square.

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