Trolleyfest to feature barn fundraising dinner

Reserve tickets for Oct. 12 meal by this Friday

SHELBURNE FALLS — Oct. 12, the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum will celebrate Trolleyfest 2013 with a “barn raising” fundraiser for a new car barn for the museum’s trolley.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, the museum grounds will offer music by Burrie Jenkins, cider pressing, rides on the trolley and the wooden caboose, railroad movies and the unveiling of an example of box car art executed by Caleb Neelon, an internationally known public artist.

The fundraising shifts to the Eagles Club on State Street for evening festivities. These include a cash bar at 5:30 followed by a buffet at 6:30. After the meal, many prizes will be raffled, among which are local gift certificates, an antique brass trolley bell; copper trolley art; and a pair of Dinner Train tickets on the Cape Cod Central.

Dinner is $21.50 for adults, $10 for children 5 to 10, and children under 5 are free.

Reserve dinner tickets no later than Friday by emailing or calling 413-625-9443 and leaving a message (include how many meals you are reserving) by visiting Nancy Dole Books, State Street, Tuesdays through Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Raffle tickets can be bought at the Trolley Museum and Nancy Dole Books and also throughout the day at the TrolleyFest.

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