The Granite Falls Lions Club train is an icon in Granite Falls. It can be seen at every community event moving people from place to place, sharing rides with kids and even making its way through the annual Railroad Days parade.
Last week’s winter storm took its toll on the Lions Club train after a large tree fell on top of two of the train’s compartments and also destroying the Lions’ newly purchased metal building.
There was also damage to the new train engine that had been completed just a few short months ago.
Because of the damage, the Lions were unable to thrill the kids with a festive ride during Granite Falls’ tree lighting ceremony and WinterFest last weekend.
They were also forced to cancel all future train rides until they can get some help to restore the train back to its original state.
This is where you, the public come in.
The Granite Falls Lions need help from the community they have served for many years.
Because of financial commitments to the Granite Falls Food Bank, scholarships, eye class exams and classes for those in the city who need them, holiday baskets and much more they are unable to provide the funds needed to repair the train.
If you can contribute to this cause please send whatever you can to the Granite Falls Lions Club at P.O. Box 1081, Granite Falls, Wash., 98252.
There is an account set up at Granite Falls Key Bank and also at the Lake Stevens Wells Fargo Bank.
For questions please contact Larry Rott at 425-210-7220 or George Wilburn at 425-330-4825.