Ride the rails for good cause this year

ALAMOSA—Planning a trip on the train this year? Buy a ticket now at a reduced price — and help the Boy Scouts at the same time.

Cub Scout Pack 307, Alamosa, is kicking off its annual fund-raising efforts with ticket and gift certificate sales for the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. The money will go to the scouts for a variety of activities such as handbooks, pine cars for derby contests, admission to activities and events, expenses for campout and other activities, prizes and awards and scout expenses related to re-chartering, Boys Life and other scouting expenses.

The goal for each scout is to sell 20 tickets at $20 each, which is a reduced ticket price for the train. Every boy who sells at least five tickets, raising $100, will receive a Frisbee that he can use during a planned Frisbee Golf Outing later this year, and the more they sell, the more chances they have to receive prizes and awards, with the top scout earning first pick of such awesome prizes as an electric train set, rocket launcher kit, sleeping bag, backpack and a ride in the railroad locomotive.

Scouts will be selling tickets to family, friends, teachers, churchgoers, neighbors and other area residents. They will be going door-to-door as well as selling tickets and taking donations outside the Alamosa Safeway. Please check out the Cub Scout 307 CO Facebook page for times and dates when the scouts will be out and about or to learn about how to contact the scouts to buy tickets.

Those not wishing to buy tickets to the train might consider buying gift certificates for someone else to ride the train. Donations will also be accepted of any amount, and these are much appreciated to support the local scouting efforts.

Tickets will be available for a limited time, through April 17, so buy them at the reduced price soon.
The railroad offers daily excursions during the summer season as well as special concert performances at the top of La Veta Pass.

For information about this summer’s concerts and other special events see www.coloradotrain.com/