The 22nd Annual Maple Valley Model Train Show: VOICE of the Valley
CHOO-CHOO, CHOO-CHOO, CHOO-CHOO …….
This year’s Model Train Show is celebrating its 22nd year at the Gracie Hansen Community Center, 27132 SE Ravensdale Way in Ravensdale.
Saturday 19 October,
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday October 20,
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
This community event is sponsored by your Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council (GMVUAC) with special thanks to Rock Creek Sports for their generous donation of providing the facilities to host the family event. The Train Show is educational, entertaining and enjoyable for children and adults. Attendees will enjoy a variety of large-scale exhibits presented by model rail clubs in the Puget Sound area. Spectators can move around the displays at their own pace, check out trains, converse and get information from model railroaders.
GMVUAC is home to a public space where families can create their own lasting memories by creating their own unique Thomas the Train arrangements. The Lego Train Club brings lots of blocks for kids to build their dream structures while parents watch.
The Black Diamond Historical Society offers historical exhibits highlighting the history of the railroad in the Pacific Northwest. This is an opportunity for young and old to learn how the pioneers of Black Diamond, Franklin, Hobart, Maple Valley, Palmer, Ravensdale, Selleck and Taylor tamed the Wilderness to build the communities in which we live today.
Door prizes will be awarded every hour. Who knows, maybe you’ll get one of the lucky tickets! In addition, there are free catalogs and publications to explore. You can share photos of your favorite train or exhibit online and invite your family and friends to share in the excitement. Parking is free and plentiful, so COME ON! This is an event not to be missed.
For directions and more information, please visit http://gmvuac.org/train-show.