On Saturday, Dec. 2, the Jingle Express will provide free train rides for children and families as part of Fruitvale’s annual community Christmas event– Jingle Down Main. People lined up to quickly get tickets the minute they became available on Nov. 18 and the rides are fully booked. Owned by ATCO Wood Products, the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway train runs from ATCO’s Pole Yard Station to Beaver Falls and back for a 45 minute round trip. A popular activity, the Jingle Express is supported by a number of sponsors: ATCO Wood Products; Village of Fruitvale; Regional District Kootenay Boundary Area A; Powertech Electric; Columbia Power Corporation; McEwan & Co. Law Corporation; Retriev Technologies; HUB International Insurance; Beck Designs; Hall Printing. Pictured left to right are: Scott Weatherford of ATCO Wood Products; Audrey Repin of Columbia Power; Village of Fruitvale Mayor, Patricia Cecchini and Rebecca Weatherford of ATCO Wood Products.

All aboard the Jingle Express!

Tickets for the popular Fruitvale train ride snapped up quickly

Tickets for the popular Fruitvale train ride snapped up quickly

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