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Alumni Relations Welcomes ‘All Aboard’ Holiday Train Excursion

Far more elfish than selfish, Valerie L. Fessler, director of alumni relations/annual giving, shares her bountiful cookie supply.
Far more elfish than selfish, Valerie L. Fessler, director of alumni relations/annual giving, shares her bountiful cookie supply.
Passengers get a red-nosed reminder of the holidays at hand.
Passengers get a red-nosed reminder of the holidays at hand.
Kindred spirits in seasonal red, Santa and young Alice Fessler (joined by her father, Curtis M.) meet for the first time.
Kindred spirits in seasonal red, Santa and young Alice Fessler (joined by her father, Curtis M.) meet for the first time.

More than 150 Penn College alumni and friends enjoyed a ride on the Polar Express this past Saturday, sharing milk and sugar cookies from Dining Services, a reading of the book that gives the excursion its name, and a visit from some holiday VIPs. The college’s Alumni Relations Office reserved three cars on the Lycoming Valley Railroad train, which is sponsored by the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and travels the short-line tracks near the Maynard Street Burger King.
Photos by Becky J. Shaner, alumni relations assistant

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