Friday, December 31, 2010

Highlandtown Train Garden YouTube Videos

Visitors to the Highlandtown Train Garden have also posted videos on YouTube. Below is an example. If you are interested in seeing more videos go to YouTube and type in "Highlandtown Train Garden" to see them. 

Extra: Here is a link to information about Natty Boh.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Trains Will Be Leaving Soon

The Train Garden will be open only three more days - Thursday, December 30, 2010 from 5 pm to 8 pm, Friday, December 31, 2010 from 11 am to 3 pm, and the last day, Saturday, January 1, 2011 from 11 am to 5 pm. And don't forget you also have only three more days for the raffle - $1.00 a chance, 6 for $5.00. You will win two round trip train tickets to New York and the tickets are good until November 30, 2011. The drawing will take place at the Train Garden on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at around 4 pm. You do not have to be present to win but would it not be much more exciting if you were there to claim your prize.

A First For The Highlandtown Train Garden

On Sunday, December 26, 2010 despite the snow, wind and the Ravens football game something special occurred at the Train Garden. Here‘s what happened.  Dean and Denise visited the Train Garden in the afternoon. Dean told Bernie Deasel, one of the train engineers, that he wanted to propose to his girlfriend Denise. Bernie put the ring box on one of the train cars and as it went by Denise Dean proposed to her. It was a happy moment for both and we wish them much happiness.

Over 300 School Children Visited The Train Garden

Over 300 school children visited the Highlandtown Train Garden this past week. They ranged from pre K children to 4th Graders. They came from Hampstead Hill Academy (#47), Highlandtown Elementary/Middle (#215), and Highlandtown Elementary/Middle (# 237). The children and the accompanying adults all had a good time. Thanks to all three schools for participating!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Jacques Kelly - A Thank You

We thank Jacques Kelly for coming to see our train garden and for writing such nice words about it. The power of his words was evident when the day after it was published we had our busiest day to date.
Thanks so much.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

It Has Been Five Days

We have been opened for five days as of Sunday, December 12, 2010. As of that date 571 visitors have been to the Train Garden. The children have been fascinated by all the animations in the Train Garden and have enjoyed receiving the Highlandtown Train Garden pins and the Amtrak Junior Conductor hats. Raffle sales have been brisk.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Opening Day - A Huge Success

Today was opening day and what a huge success it was. There were 244 visitors including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and First District Councilman Jim Kraft. The Mayor officially opened the Train Garden by pushing the button to let the trains travel throughout the garden. Thanks to all the engineers and volunteers who helped to make today a successful opening day.

Getting Ready for Opening Day

 We are putting the final touches on the Train Garden.