DAVENPORT, Iowa — The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returned to the Quad Cities after a two-year absence.
It brought excitement around the area, as hundreds of people gathered in the cold to see the train.
“I've never seen the train before,” said Deb Kuehl, a Quad City resident. "It was so pretty seeing the lights and the live music. It was great seeing it."
While the train made its stop in the city, Churches United of the Quad City Area was hard at work by collecting canned goods and money donations to help surrounding food pantries.
“I've seen so much generosity tonight through monetary donations through all the canned goods that we were collecting here at the event" said Betsy Vanausdeln, Churches United of the Quad City Area's associate director.
Vanausdeln said the organization continues its efforts throughout the season of giving.
"We are able to do this because our community comes together to help each other, that's what this is all about" Vanausdeln said.
The Canadian Pacific Holiday train also stopped in Muscatine. The train will be in Clinton Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 4:15 p.m. near the Sawmill Museum.
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