SPAR ANNOUNCES KCS HOLIDAY EXPRESS TRAIN AT FESTIVAL PLAZA
SHREVEPORT, LA, November 30, 2011: Shreveport Public Assembly &
Recreation (SPAR) announces that the KCS Holiday Express Train will
visit Shreveport’s Festival Plaza on Monday December 5, 2011. The
festive, six car train features Santa Claus and his elves and will
be open to the public beginning at 4:00pm.
This is the 11th year that Kansas City Southern (KCS) has run
the KCS Holiday Express Train. This year it will be open to the
public on 27 dates in 25 communities of which Shreveport was
included. Led by KCS’ Southern Belle business train, the Holiday
Express train includes a smiling tank car “Rudy”; a flatcar carrying
Santa’s sleigh, reindeer and a miniature village; a ginger bread
boxcar; a newly remodeled elves’ workshop; the reindeer stable; and
a little red caboose.
According to the KCS press release, the Holiday Express has a
charitable component. At each scheduled stop, The KCS Charitable
Fund will make a contribution of gift cards to the local Salvation
Army to provide clothing and other necessities for children in need.
SPAR’s Save The Children Youth Community Choir will sing
Christmas carols. Concessions will be available. The general public
is invited to attend. Admission is free.
For more information, visit www.kcsouthern.com or call Teena
Williams at 318.673.6420