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August 18, 2017
Christmas 2016
 
As part of our effort for we again have the opportunity to set up a Christmas Display at The Rosen Plaza (the convention hotel for the NMRA 2017 Orlando) for promotion of the convention, to raise awareness of the hobby on model railroading promote the region. The Rosen will have a larger area to display in and at least three times the foot traffic.

The display is even larger than last year. It’s 16’ x 20‘ with a 2 levels and 4 trains. Trains are all controlled by computer; starting at 8am and ending at 11pm. The “village” will be Santa’s workshop at the North Pole including the reindeers and Mr. & Mrs. Claus’s house. Some of the features are animated such as a Santa Elves Drive Inn which plays Christmas movies.

This is a great way to promote the hobby of model railroading and present the hobby to hotel visitors during the holidays. We know it will be a crowd pleaser. We’ll also display the layout in all its glory for all convention attendees during the national convention in Orlando.

We are asking for help two ways. We will need a couple of volunteers to help with the set up and tear down on Thanksgiving Weekend and take it down on January 2nd.  We are also asking for monetary donations to finance the transportatoin of the display and for expendibles like paint and styrofoam. You can send your donation by clicking the donation button above. Your help is most appreciated and your kindness will help us create one of the best NMRA National Conventions. Let’s show the NMRA what everyone doesn’t realize, Sunshine Region is the Best Region Under the Sun!