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Volunteers Needed for The Polar Express

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Date: October 30, 2013
Contact: Ashley Davenport, Polar Express Coordinator, 330-657-2000 ext. 236

CUYAHOGA VALLEY SCENIC RAILROAD
PO Box 158 Peninsula, OH
44264 800-468-4070

Peninsula, OH - Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is seeking volunteers to spread holiday cheer aboard The Polar Express™. This holiday program is based on Chris Van Allsburg’s enchanting book The Polar Express™, about a young boy’s trip to the North Pole.

Children clad in pajamas board the train in Akron or Independence and travel through Cuyahoga Valley National Park to hear the story of the Polar Express, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, and sing carols on their way to the North Pole. At the North Pole, through the train’s windows, children see holiday characters, elves hard at work . . . and Santa!

Volunteers are needed to play Santa and the elves who will read the story, assist in creating a festive atmosphere, serve cookies and hot cocoa, and more. Training will be provided. Be a part of this holiday tradition that creates lasting memories for children of northeast Ohio from Friday, November 15th through Saturday, December 21st (except November 27th and 28th).

Those interested can complete the online volunteer agreement at www.cvsr.com/volunteer.aspx  to receive details to volunteer or call the Polar Express Hotline at 800- 468-4070 x 236.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) volunteer supported organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. CVSR has been providing excursion rail service for 41 years. For more information about the railroad, visit www.CVSR.com .

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Did You Know?

Drawing of a mule driver on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, worked briefly as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal, an important cultural resource within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.