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Holiday Train ride tickets to be raffled at pancake breakfast

Six area residents will be able to hop aboard the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train next month.

Canadian Pacific has offered three sets of two tickets for a ride on the festively decorated train from Hastings to Shorham Yards in Minneapolis on Thursday, Dec. 12. The two-hour ride will take place two days ahead of the Holiday Train’s 15th anniversary concert event in Cottage Grove on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Everyone who purchases a ticket for the Cottage Grove Holiday Train Committee’s pancake breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 24, at St. Rita’s Catholic Church will be entered into a drawing for the train ride tickets. People must be at least 16 years old to be eligible.

The prizes are one-way tickets; winners will need their own transportation home after arriving in Minneapolis. There will be no train rides on Saturday, Dec. 14.

The pancake breakfast, a fundraiser for the Friends in Need Food Shelf in St. Paul Park, will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Nov. 24.