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
The fun-filled event is titled the Polar Express “Believe in
Wishes” Train Ride.
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 at 6:15 p.m.
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.
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."
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.
the event in McAdam will be shared between the Children’s
Wish Foundation, New Brunswick Chapter, and the McAdam Train Station