Saturday, December 6, 2008

Jingle all the way

Santa Train® riders have been singing along with Mr. Bells for six years now. Looking jaunty in his train cap decorated with giant jingle bells, Dick S. leads carols aboard seven Santa Trains each day, for seven days. Veteran riders look forward to celebrating the holidays with Mr. Bells.

Dick boards every train ready to make merry with the passengers. His delightful resonant voice rings out over the crowd, drawing them in. You can’t help singing along.

Dick and his wife, Charlsia have been volunteering at the Northwest Railway Museum for 8 years. They teach classes at School Train and help at events throughout the year as well as Santa Train. They first began riding Santa Train with their now grown children 40 years ago and are among the select few that can say they have attended every year since the event began in 1969!

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