Hobo Holiday – May 17 2014

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Great Falls Model Railroad Club, 144 Mill Street, Auburn, Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The Hobo Holiday is a family fun event with an opportunity to learn about an interesting part of railroad history while enjoying model railroad displays and participating in various railroad games and activities. Hobo culture, folklore, and symbols are explained in a special handout. A scavenger hunt encourages participants to investigate the entire two-story railroad club building with its extensive library and model railroad layouts in various scales. Younger children will enjoy a special play area with age-appropriate trains and can operate Thomas the Tank Engine in the G-gauge room. Older children can run trains on the club’s permanent HO layout. Operation Lifesaver will provide railroad safety tips and materials. Model railroad supplies and TrainTime videos will be available to buy. Children and adults are invited to add to the festive atmosphere by dressing as hobos.

Admission $3, children under 12 admitted free.

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