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Trolley Museum Sets Holiday Special Events

Celebrating the true spirit of the season, the Electric City Trolley Museum will hold a series of holiday events and trolley runs.

On Thanksgiving Friday, (November 29), guests can ride the trolley with “Elf on the Shelf.”  The Museum’s activities for this event include arts, crafts, storytelling, letters to Santa, and face painting from 10:30 am to 2:30pm.  The trolley departure times for the day are: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm.

The very popular “Santa on the Trolley” excursions are scheduled for November 30 and December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22.  Departure times for these rides are: 10 am, 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm. Reservations are required.

The 10-mile ride for all of the special excursions travels to the Trolley Works Building at the PNC Field and then back to the Museum.

Saturday, December 14, will be a Children’s Holiday Celebration from 10 am to 1 pm with activities such as arts and crafts, Mrs. Claus, a magician, refreshments and music.

For more information and reservations, contact the Trolley Museum at 570-963-6590.

Electric City Trolley Museum Announces Trolley/Baseball Excursion Schedule

The Electric City Trolley Museum is again taking a page out of the area’s rich railroad history by offering eight excursion runs to PNC Field this Spring and Summer for Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders ballgames.

Select games, April through August, will offer fans an opportunity to “take the trolley” to the park at a very reasonable rate.  This hassle-free service will also provide the riders with a picturesque snapshot of our community’s natural beauty.

The price of the excursion is $20 per person and includes the trolley fare and game ticket.

If people have game tickets and just want to ride the trolley, the cost is $11.

Reservations for both packages are required.

Game dates are: April 28; May 12; June 2, 9 & 23; July 7 & 21; and August 4 & 11.  “First pitch” is at 1:05 PM.

The “Sunday Baseball Special” departs the Trolley Museum at 12:15 PM.

For more information and/or to make reservations, please contact the Museum at 570-963-6590.

Hop On The Trolley With The Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is a very innovative character, hopping around and delivering treats to youngsters anyway possible.

This year, our furry friend will be “riding the rails” on the Electric City Trolley.

Bring the entire family to the Trolley Museum to get “all aboard” with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 20.  Balloon Art, Arts & Crafts will be available for the kids. A special prize will be given on each Trolley ride.

The “bunny train” will depart at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM.

For more information and event fees, contact the Trolley Museum at (570) 963-6590.

 

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

Wayne Hiller, right, the Lackawanna County Trolley Museum and Facilities Manager, presents a plaque and prize to Andrea Chase of All Saints Academy, who accepted the award for Cathy Mineo.  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. Mary’s of Mount Carmel 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. Mary’s of Mount Carmel, Dunmore, finished second in the contest.  L-r, Kimberly Savak from St. Mary’s and Wayne Hiller, the County’s Trolley Museum and Facilities Manager.

 

Northeast Intermediate Captures Third Place In “Trim A Tree” Event

Roe Robertson, left, of Northeast Intermediate 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 Our Lady of Peace In County Tree Contest

Our Lady of Peace (OLP), Clarks Summit, 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, Peggy Yanul, OLP; and Wayne Hiller, the County’s Trolley Museum and Facilities Manager.