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.