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ExTRAINaganza Winners

The Great Falls Model Railroad Club of Auburn held a five-day ExTRAINaganza during the last two weekends of
November.  On Saturday, November 24, twelve winners were announced for the seven raffles and five railroad engineer teddy bears.  More than three hundred children attended the ExTRAINaganza. As they arrived,  they wrote their names and phone numbers on paper locomotives which they pinned to a large painting of a Christmas tree. Five names were drawn from these three hundred slips of paper, and each received a twelve-inch teddy bear dressed like a railroad engineer. The five winners were Megan Roy, Devyn Campbell, Madison McGonagle, Lexi Moody, and Lucas Poisson.  Club member Stephen Martelli had donated a large white teddy bear wearing a Santa Claus outfit.

Cory Golob won the raffle for this two-foot teddy bear. Train sets to be raffled were running under three Christmas trees throughout the event. Ausn Adams volunteered to draw the winning tickets for the raffle items. The large G-gauge Christmas train was won by Bert Pare.  Amanda Gray won the Thomas the Tank Engine HO train, and
Earlene Fraser won the Lionel train set.  Governor’s Restaurant is the Great Falls Model Railroad Club’s
official restaurant. Governor’s donated two $20 giftcerficates which were won by Cherie Asselin and Jim Dunnington.

Each year the Great Falls Model Railroad Club builds a four- by five-foot model railroad layout to take to special events at elementary schools, nursing homes, veterans’ homes, churches, civic organizations, and libraries. At all the club’s major events throughout the year, the club sells raffle tickets on this layout. The enre layout, complete with an HO train set, buildings, and automobiles, is included. This year the drawing was held at the ExTRAINaganza and the winner was Roxanne Kehling of Auburn.

The club wishes to thank all the people who have helped make the ExTRAINaganza a family-oriented success.

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