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ALL ABOARD ELLWOOD INC

SERVING LAWRENCE COUNTY

AMOUNT DONATED: $4,854.70

All Aboard Ellwood Inc. is a group of volunteer railroad and local industry enthusiasts, that are involved with a project to preserve the community's history with industry and the railroad. The group plans to erect a replica of a passenger train station that once existed in Ellwood City, to be used as a tribute museum and events center. Mission Statement: To develop a facility in Ellwood City commemorating the City’s industrial and railroad history. The organization’s goal is to attract visitors to a community cultural exhibit.

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Giving Week Progress:

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $25,000

  Programs Supported by Your Donations  

Potential activities in the events center would include wedding receptions, birthday parties, business meetings, and community celebrations. Additionally, civic outreach programs such as medical screenings, flu shots, product demonstrations, and presentations by professional speakers on health-related topics are planned. All Aboard Ellwood partners with existing local cultural initiatives such as the many events held at the Ellwood City Public Library and the Ellwood City History Center.

Another partner, Ellwood City Community Enrichment, hosts a popular music series, a local Farmer's Market, and a Storytelling Festival. Ellwood City Community Enrichment also supports Lawrence County Earth Day, an Oktoberfest, a Winterfest, and the Arts and Crafts Festival and Christmas in the Park, both located in scenic Ewing Park.

An additional partner of All Aboard Ellwood is the Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce, who hosts Christmas Light-Up Night, Chef Wine and Ale, and the family-oriented Ellwood City Fall Festival and Car Cruise. The Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce also sponsors a Walking Tour of Historic Ellwood City and Park-a-Palooza for all 5th and 6th grade students from Ellwood City and Riverside School Districts.

  Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help  

The construction of the passenger train station/museum is estimated to be $800-$900 (K). Additional grants and local contributions are needed to supplement those already received to generate the necessary amount.

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