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Charities and local businesses benefit from Holiday Express

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The Palo Holiday Express raised money thousands of dollars for outreach programs as well as helped promote small businesses.

The Palo Holiday express ran this weekend, taking families from Palo to Vinton.

For many, the trip included shopping in Vinton and  meeting Santa in Palo.

More than 2,200 people rode the train, raising more than $23,000 for the United Way.  In past years, the holiday tradition has raised money for flood victims, but this year the proceed will go toward children's programs with the United Way. A small amount will also go toward the Benton County Historical Society.

 

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