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Santa Train preparing for annual trek

Staff reports • Nov 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM

KINGSPORT — Santa Train preparations kick into high gear Wednesday as members of the public are given the chance to help mix and pack the more than 15 tons of toys, foodstuffs and other gifts that will be distributed from the train Saturday.

The packing event is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the Food City on Eastman Road and is expected to last a couple of hours.

Food City will provide a celebration dinner with door prizes for all participants following the event. The Santa Train is sponsored by CSX, Food City, the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce and Dignity U Wear.