McAdam High School students star in Polar Express Christmas train ride for charity

Article Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019

Students from McAdam High School will be taking part in an exciting Christmas fundraising project in partnership with NB Southern Railway and The Children’s Wish Foundation, New Brunswick Chapter.  

The fun-filled event is titled the Polar Express “Believe in Wishes” Train Ride.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, over 650 visitors are expected to arrive in the Village of McAdam to experience the whimsical train ride for charity.

While the train arrives and departs throughout the afternoon, student volunteers will be helping to serve meals to passengers inside the fully-decorated McAdam Railway Station. There will be three "elf" spaghetti dinners served at intervals beginning at 12:15 p.m. and ending a6:15 p.m.

Tickets are already sold out for the day-long event which will follow a festive Christmas theme with guests enjoying activities, cookies (over 1,500 homemade cookies made by McAdam High School students) and hot chocolate along with a special visit from Santa Claus and his elves.

Principal Jeremy MacIver will serve as conductor for the Polar Express, while teacher Judy Anderson will headline as Mrs. Claus.

"The level of student involvement is outstanding," said Principal Jeremy MacIver. "Every student in the building has taken on a role in order to make this a memorable experience for all the guests and the community."

For visitors, the ride over the rails will come very close to a trip to the North Pole with passenger cars decorated and staffed with the student elves in pajamas. The ride will be set to festive music with the ​activities in tune with designated songs.

Proceeds from the event in McAdam will be shared between the Children’s Wish Foundation, New Brunswick Chapter, and the McAdam Train Station restoration process.

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