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Author Hoover, Leigh Anne W.

Title The Santa Train tradition / written by Leigh Anne W. Hoover, illustrated by Carol Bates Murray.

Publication Info. [Kingsport, Tenn.] : Word of Mouth Press, 2008.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Seneca PL Juvenile Easy Fiction - SEBB-3  E HOOVER    AVAILABLE
Edition Limited collector's edition.
Description 30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 x 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "The Santa Special has been winding its way through the mountains of Appalachia for over 60 years. Originating in 1943, the concept was a means for the business community to thank the surrounding area for their continued patronage in Kingsport [TN]. A shared program of the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerse, CSX Transportation, and Food City grocery, the Santa Train is loaded with over 15 tons of donated gifts, toys, candies, and clothing from individuals and organizations across the United States. On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Santa Train travels 110 miles from Shelby, Kentucky, through Southwest Virginia, to Kingsport, Tennessee. At various stops, Santa tosses gifts and shares the spirit of the holidays with thousands of children and their families. Through financial contributions, the Santa Train Scholarship is also awarded annually to graduating seniors along the route."--Page [30].
Summary "The Santa Train Tradition" tells the story of seven-year-old Ben Massey and his annual family tradition of walking to meet the Santa Train on chilly Saturday mornings each year before Thanksgiving.
Subject Santa Special.
Railroads -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Added Author Murray, Carol Bates.
CSX Corporation.
Chamber of Commerce (Kingsport, Tenn.)
K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.
ISBN 9780615242132

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