COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. - When the Holiday Train rolls into Cottage Grove this December, so will an international recording star who will sing for a good cause.
Sheryl Crow will perform a free show at 5 p.m. December 14 as part of a stop by the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. Local a capella group Take 6 will warm up.
"We are thrilled to be performing with Sheryl Crow, whom we've all admired and followed for years. It is particularly special because of the worthy cause this event is serving," said Claude McKnight, founding member of Take 6.
This Holiday Train event, in support of the Friends in Need Food Shelf, will take place at the CP Yard, 9250 Ideal Avenue in Cottage Grove, and kicks-off with the opening of the North Pole Station at 4:00 p.m. The concert follows at 5:00 p.m.
While the event is free, those attending are asked to make a donation. Everything collected at each show stays in the community for local distribution.
"The Friends in Need Food Shelf has been helping the residents in South Washington County for the past 21 years. We will serve around 38,000 people this year and we are so excited for this special Holiday Train and Concert to come to Cottage Grove," said Friends in Need Food Shelf Director Michelle Rageth.
Those attending can also bring needed items like shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, deodorant, bar soap, toothbrushes, diapers and feminine products. These products are in short supply at the food shelf and will be a great gift to clients.
The Cottage Grove stop is part of CP's 2013 Holiday Train program, which runs from November 25 until December 19, and features two brightly decorated trains traveling across the United States and Canada.
Since 1999, the Holiday Train has raised about $7.4 million and about 3 million pounds of food for North American food shelves.
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