Estevan came out in droves to enjoy a popular festive attraction and support a great cause, as the annual Holiday Train rolled through town.

This year's performers were Dallas Smith and Terri Clark, both of whom seemed enthused at being in the Energy City and supporting the local Salvation Army.

"The day was very successful. We had a big crowd and the weather cooperated with us," shared Ronza Reynard with the organization.

"It was just great seeing everybody out. The sense of community that we get from this when we get when everyone comes and has a great time and enjoys the show."

The largest donation came in the form of a $4,500 cheque from Canadian Pacific Railway, as a part of their yearly tradition of visiting the various towns across the continent to support the charity. The funds will be used over Christmas and into the new year for the programs.

Food donations, as well as $300 in cash, also came pouring in from those in attendance, including from Green For Life Environmental. They dropped off $500 worth of food items as a part of their initiative taking place in Estevan and Weyburn, where the exact same scenario took place.

"We've always been a huge supporter of community. We wanted to make sure that we gave back to such a worthwhile cause at Christmas time, as it's the perfect time to be giving," expressed Travis Frank with GFL.

"It's always great when the different businesses and community groups can support us, it's just wonderful," Reynard added.

She also noted that the turnout was one of their larger ones in recent years due to the conditions. Previous years either had a lot of snow or chilly weather on hand, and so this year folks took advantage of the warm temperatures. 

A couple of Estevan's elder residents also were able to cross off another item from their bucket list, having finally been able to spend time on the train at the ripe age of 80.

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