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2017 Trim A Tree Winners

All Saints Academy Finishes First In The County’s “Trim A Tree” Challenge

Wayne Hiller, left, the Lackawanna County Trolley Museum and Facilities Manager, presents a plaque and prize to Cathy Mineo of All Saints Academy.  The school finished in first place in the Lackawanna County Electric City Trolley Museum’s “Trim A Tree” Challenge.   Students from area districts were involved in the decorating competition.  The Christmas trees were displayed over the holidays at the museum where visitors judged and voted for their favorite one.

St. Gregory’s Kindergarten Captures Second Place In Tree Decorating Contest

The Lackawanna County Electric City Trolley Station & Museum recognized the winners and schools who participated in its “Trim A Tree” Challenge. Students from area districts were involved in the decorating competition.  The Christmas trees were displayed over the holidays at the museum where visitors judged and voted for their favorite one.  St. Gregory’s kindergarten finished second in the contest.

 L-r, Chris Arcangelo from St. Gregory’s and Wayne Hiller, the County’s Trolley Museum and Facilities Manager.

St. Mary’s of Mount Carmel Captures Third Place In “Trim A Tree” Event

Erin Paciotti, right, of St. Mary’s accepts a plaque and prize from Wayne Hiller, the Lackawanna County Trolley Museum and Facilities Manager, for the school’s third place finish in the Electric City Trolley Museum’s “Trim A Tree” Challenge.  Students from area districts were involved in the decorating competition.  The Christmas trees were displayed over the holidays at the museum where visitors judged and voted for their favorite one.

Honorable Mention For Riverside Elementary East In County Tree Contest

Riverside Elementary East won Honorable Mention in the Lackawanna County Electric City Trolley Station & Museum’s inaugural “Trim A Tree” Challenge.  Students from area schools were involved in the competition.  The Christmas trees were displayed over the holidays at the museum where visitors judged and voted for their favorite one.

 L-r, Wayne Hiller, the County’s Trolley Museum and Facilities Manager; and Courtney Moniak from Riverside.

Electric City Trolley Museum To Offer “Halloween Fest”

A “Howling, Spooktacular” time will be had by all at the “Halloween Fest” at the Electric City Trolley Museum on Sunday, October 15, from 11 am to 3 pm.

There will be refreshments, games, art activities, a magician, balloon art and a costume contest.

Special guest Mickey Mouse will be going on the Trolley ride; and Poppy the Troll will be greeting the children in the Museum.

Prizes will be awarded for the prettiest, scariest, funniest, most original, and best superhero costumes. Winners will be announced at 1 pm.

Admission for children is $10 and includes a Trolley ride along with a free entrance fee for accompanying adults.   The adult Trolley ride is $5.

Contact the Trolley Museum at 570-963-6590 for additional details.

Dedication Of Scranton Landmarks Model Train Is September 22

The model train, featuring several of Scranton’s historic landmarks, will be officially unveiled and dedicated at a brief ceremony on Friday, September 22, at 11 AM at The Electric City Trolley Museum, 300 Cliff Street, Scranton, by the Lackawanna County Commissioners.

The train, which generated national publicity for the area from HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver, will be on permanent display at the The Trolley Museum.

The train was originally donated to WNEP-TV Channel 16 by Mr. Oliver.  Station management decided that it would be best served to be on permanent display at The Trolley Museum, a facility steeped in the area’s historic past.  It will also be well-protected from the weather.

To celebrate the display, The Trolley Museum is offering free admission this weekend to view the exhibit and the other artifacts and equipment.  The facility’s hours of operation for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are 9 AM – 4 PM.