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A Holiday Treat on My Way to the VARP Meeting
From VARPs On Track newsletter, winter 2011
By Jim Churchill, VARP executive vice president
While traveling to our VARP board meeting near the Main Street Amtrak Station in Richmond on
I vividly remember my first train ride as a school kid. These children will likely be the train travelers and maybe the advocates in decades to come.
To make this trip a memorable occasion, the sponsors of this event, Jim and Nancy Dolon, add a special touch. Before the train arrives, Santa and
At Williamsburg Santa read from the wish list of the expectant children, pictures were taken, and the children had lunch on their own with parents and friends. They then returned to Ashland after a very full day of fun and train riding. What a delight to see the younger generation learning the practicality, safety, comfort, and fun of train travel.