Dennison Depot’s Polar Express Volunteer Training Date Announced
The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum’s 2011 Polar Express Train Ride Volunteer Training will take place on Wednesday, October 19 at the Dennison Presbyterian Church in Dennison, located downtown on Grant Street across from the Police Station.
Adults and any student 4th grade and up are welcome to attend!
Elves are required to be in 4th grade or higher. Storytellers are required to be 18 or older.
All volunteers are encouraged to arrive early as training usually packs the church. All new volunteers should as close to 5:30pm as possible. Experienced volunteers can arrive at 5:45.
Elf training will take place from 6p.m to 7pm. All elves must stay until 8pm for Safety Training.
Mandatory railroad safety training by the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Staff, which is required by all volunteers, will begin at 7:00.
Following the safety training, volunteers will break into groups at 8pm. Groups include: Santa, Mrs. Claus, Car Hosts, Storytellers, Storyteller Assistants, Ticket Agents and Gate Attendants. Anyone is welcome to join in!
All volunteers will be asked to complete a Polar Schedule form. All Elves will be required to complete a permission slip with parent signature and an Emergency Form.
Elves will be done by 8pm. All other volunteers will be done by 9pm.
New this year is a Elf Shop with items for elves to purchase at a reasonable price for costumes, as well as a seamstress willing to make elf costumes per request.
The Polar Express trips, which operate Dec 9-11, 16-18 for twenty trips, brings 10,000 passengers to the Dennison Depot. People from all over Ohio and surrounding states flock to Tuscarawas County for these trips. Tickets are currently on sale at $36 for coach and $50 for First Class. The Dennison Depot’s Polar Express is a licensed Polar Express operation through Rail Events, Inc., which oversees the copyright for Warner Brothers.
All sign-up forms are currently available in the Lobby of the Dennison Depot which is open Tuesday through Friday 10 to 5, Thursdays and Fridays 10 to 8, Saturdays 11-3, Sundays 11-4.
For additional information, call the Depot at 740-922-6776 or email email@example.com.
For additional information, contact: The Dennison Depot, 740-922-6776.