To The Editor:
On Sept. 28 and 29, the Norwood Model Railroad Club held its fourth annual Model Train, Toy and Collectable Expo in the Massena Arena.
It was again a very successful event. The attendance of approximately 1,300 was a mix of adults and delighted children of all ages. It was very rewarding to see so many smiling faces.
The winner of our raffle was Emmett J. Smyth of Orford, N.H., who selected the Lionel model train set as his prize.
The show consisted of 10 operating layouts from Northern New York and Canada and numerous vendors, utilizing approximately 80 tables, to sell model train items, coins, collectable cards, toys, crafts, etc...
Kenny Friedel set up his small scale riding passenger train in the outside rink, which provided excited children and their parents with free rides. We want to thank everyone that attended and helped make the event a success, this includes our attendees, vendors and layout operators. Many of our vendors and layout members, along with some of the attendees, were from out of town and contributed to Massenas economy - restaurants, campsites, motels, etc..
A particular thank you goes out to Rich Boprey and his staff of the arena for their help and support, along with providing food and refreshments at the concession stand, which made everything run smoothly.
Our club is always looking for new members. If this event sparked your interest in the model train hobby, please contact me at 315-769-2088, Tom Jarvis at 315-353-6621 or by mail Norwood Model Railroad Club, 2 South Main St., Norwood, NY 13668
Norwood Model Railroad Club