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RyPN Briefs September 22, 2007
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Western Railway Museum to partner with Rotary Clubs of Fairfield
Presenting the 10th Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival

Get your Halloween Jack-o-Lantern and spend a great day in the country. Each Saturday and Sunday from October 13 - 28, the Western Railway Museum will run special "Pumpkin Patch Trains" from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Gather the family and begin at the Western Railway Museum. The first electric express train leaves at 10:00 AM with departures every half-hour throughout the day. The trip back in time takes visitors on a scenic five-mile ride to Gum Grove Station, a wooded glen far from the trappings of modern life.

In this safe and tranquil setting, volunteers from the Fairfield, Suisun, and Cordelia Rotary Clubs create an old-time Pumpkin Patch complete with a hay bale fort for kids to play on, hay rides, live music, gentle animals to pet, homemade baked goods, stunning views of Mt. Diablo, and of course, pumpkins for sale - just in time for Halloween.

"The Fairfield-Suisun, Cordelia and Twilight Rotary clubs are very excited to become part of this successful annual event," said Cordelia Rotary President Bill James. "We hope to build upon a very successful Halloween tradition in Solano County."

Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors (65 and up), and $9 for children (2 -14). Prices include admission to the Museum, unlimited train rides, use of the Museum's spacious and shaded picnic grounds, and free parking. Reservations are not accepted. All proceeds benefit the Western Railway Museum (a nonprofit educational institution) and the Fairfield area Rotary clubs, which provide thousands of dollars to community and youth activities each year.

The Western Railway Museum is located on State Highway 12 in Solano County, 12 miles East of Interstate 80, and halfway between Fairfield and Rio Vista. For more information, visit www.wrm.org or call (707) 374-2978.

For more information about the work Rotary does, visit www.rotary.org.