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A crowd of people both young and old enjoyed Christmas music by Tracey Brown and The Claytones on Friday when the Holiday Train stopped near 8th Avenue East in Alexandria. (Photo by Lowell Anderson)

Holiday Train delivers dose of Christmas

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The Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train rolled into Alexandria last Friday, bringing festive Christmas music and help for the hungry.

Those who showed up to watch a concert performed from a boxcar donated about 360 pounds of food and $385 in cash for the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf.

The Holiday Train donated another $1,000.

The brightly decorated train rides the rails to raise money and awareness about hunger issues in Canada and the U.S., one stop at a time.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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