Every year at Christmas time, the University of Akron Chapter volunteers for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s Polar Express. This is an event where childen can ride the train in their pajamas. They are told the Polar Express story while they enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. The train makes its way to the “North Pole” where SAL members had volunteered to dress up as elves and gingerbread men. They danced around and waved as the children passed by on the train.
Ashley Gordon, Chapter President at the University of Akron, said, “As a volunteer at this activity, it was a very memorable experience to see the children’s excited faces, smiles, and looks of astonishment as their faces pressed up against the windows and they obtained a glimpse of the North Pole with Santa and his helpers. We enjoyed helping to make another Christmas memory for those children on that cold, snowy evening.”
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