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Celebrate Christmas in July With Boothbay Railway Village & Toys For Tots
Santa is making plans for his summer vacation in the Boothbay Harbor Region to support the second annual Toys for Tots toy drive at the Boothbay Railway Village on Friday, July 25.  (Photo courtesy Margaret Hoffman)
Santa is making plans for his summer vacation in the Boothbay Harbor Region to support the second annual Toys for Tots toy drive at the Boothbay Railway Village on Friday, July 25. (Photo courtesy Margaret Hoffman)

On Friday, July 25, the Boothbay Railway Village will host, in partnership with the Marine Corps Reserves and Family Holiday Wishes, its second annual Toys for Tots toy drive from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each adult or child who brings a new, unwrapped toy to donate will be treated to free admission to the museum and, of course, a steam train ride. The train will depart every hour between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m..

This year's theme is Christmas in July and Santa himself is making plans to take his summer vacation in the Boothbay Harbor Region this year. There will be many special activities available throughout the museum for children and families including cookie decorating, holiday story time, a scavenger hunt and much more.

Portrait photographer Melissa Albert will be available for those who are interested in a professional sitting with Santa. She is offering the sitting fee, digital image, and an 8 X 10 print all for just $25 and for each booking she will donate $10 to Toys for Tots. Of course, there will be plenty of opportunities for families to take their own candid shots too.

"We are excited to partner with The Boothbay Railway Village," said Joan Vargas, Toys for Tots coordinator. "Come out and join us for Christmas in July. It's a great opportunity to give back to the community while enjoying a fun filled day with your family."

Since 1947, the Marines have fulfilled the dreams of millions of less fortunate children each Christmas through the Toys for Tots program. A shiny new toy sends the message to a needy child that someone cares, that he or she has not been forgotten and that the magic of Christmas has not passed them by. All donations will benefit one of the hundreds of children right here in Lincoln County who would otherwise not receive a Christmas gift.

The Boothbay Railway Village, situated on 30 acres in Boothbay, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) museum dedicated to preserving Maine's railroading heritage, interpreting the evolution of the automobile during the early 20th century, and conserving architecture and objects that tell the story of village life in Maine from 1850 to 1950.

The Boothbay Railway Village is located at 586 Wiscasset Rd., Route 27, in Boothbay. The museum store will be open for anyone who wishes to purchase a gift to donate at the event. For more information on Boothbay Railway Village please visit http://www.railwayvillage.org or call 633-4727.

For donations or toy requests call Joan Vargas, Toys for Tots Coordinator for Lincoln and Waldo Counties, at 354-6282 or email knoxlincolnwaldotoysfortots@gmail.com. Donation boxes will be available at locations across Knox, Lincoln, and Waldo counties starting November 1. For more information please visit: http://rockland-me.toysfortots.org.

Related Links:
• Toys for Tots - Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties
• Boothbay Railway Village



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