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  • Thank you to Lake State Railway Santa Train for stopping in West Branch! We utilized the "New Gathering Place" and it was definitely a success. We had over 530 people that went through the line and many more that just came down to watch and enjoy the event. 

    A huge thank you to the following for making this event so successful. We look forward to next year!!!

    Lake State Railway

    West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce

    All the Volunteers that helped

    West Branch Firetruck on display for kids to see- West Branch Fire Department

    Thank you Surline Elementary Art Students for making sparkle glitz decorations for the tree

    WKJC 104.7

    Classic Hits Country 105.5

    Towne Club and Tipsy Bear Bistro

    Rich Heavlin who was the DJ with Moonlight Productions

    Rob & Big's Moving Company that brought a truck for Ogemaw Toys for Tots

    Refreshments:
    A&B Coffehouse & Café, Huron Community Bank, Consumer's Energy, Ogemaw Title & Escrow, Chemical Bank, Warbler's Cove Family Campground, The Brook Retirement.

    Crecine Agency for power to blow up the inflatables and plug into the trees

    First United Methodist Church for Candy Canes.

    Thank you to Lil Willies for the tent and two porta johns

    City of West Branch and Department of Public Works

    City Police and Sheriff Posse 

     

     

  • The Chamber is very excited for the Lake State Railway Santa Train to stop in West Branch. The Chamber and City have been working hard to make this a successful and fun event.

    Here is a few updates:

    The train will arrive at noon. There will be a line cut off for the train to stay on time to the next destination.

    West Branch Firetruck will be on display for kids to see.
    Big Thank you to West Branch Fire Department.

    There will be several tall inflatable decorations set up great for pictures.
    There will also be 3 trees . Thank you Surline Elementary Art Students for making sparkle glitz decorations.

    Town Club will be selling Sloppy Joes and Tipsy Bear Bistro will be selling pulled pork sandwiches under the Big Tent.

    Rich Heavlin will be the DJ for the day.

    Rob & Big's Moving Company is bringing a truck for Ogemaw Toys for Tots. Please bring toys to truck. All toys donated will stay in Ogemaw County.

    Look for the DRAWING table. We have a fabulous Holiday Basket of goodies you could win. No cost to sign up.

    Thank you to the following sponsors we will have refreshments until gone.
    A&B Coffehouse & Café, Huron Community Bank, Consumer's Energy, Ogemaw Title & Escrow, Chemical Bank, Warbler's Cove Family Campground, The Brook Retirement.

    Crecine Agency for power.

    First United Methodist Church for Candy Canes.

    Thank you to Lil Willies, City of West Branch, City Police, Sheriff Posse for all you are doing to make this happen.

    A big thank you to Lake State Railway for stopping in West Branch

    There will be other vendors and Chamber Member businesses setting up a table so make sure you stop by and see them.

    For a video of the train please visit:
    https://www.wbacc.com/santa-train

    PLEASE DRESS WARM!!

  • Please bring toys to fill up Rob and Big's Moving Truck. All toys will be donated to Ogemaw Toys for Tots. 

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