By Audrey Posten
Adorned with thousands of lights depicting holiday designs on 14 rail cars and equipped with a stage for musical performances, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will make quite a sight as it rolls into Marquette at the marina parking lot on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 3:30 p.m.
But the train, which celebrates its 16th anniversary this year, is about much more than a dazzling light display. For the Clayton County Food Shelf, the Holiday Train is one of its biggest donation campaigns. Since 1999, the Holiday Train has raised over $9 million and more than three million pounds of food for North American food banks. Last year, Clayton County’s stop netted the Food Shelf $7,515.75 and 5,515 pounds of food.