Photos: 2019 Ponoka CP Holiday Train stop

Madeline Merlo starts off the CP Rail Holiday Train concert on Dec. 6 in Ponoka.
Worth the wait: The CP Rail Holiday Train pulls into Ponoka around 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 6 to a record crowd. The train travels across Canada raising awareness about food insecurity and generating food bank donations in the communities it visits. Photos by Emily Jaycox
Mayor Rick Bonnett accepts a cheque on behalf of the Ponoka Food Bank from CP Rail for $4,000.
Ponoka Lions Club members collect donations for the Ponoka Food Bank in front of the Lions community bus. L-R: Elgin Grant, Rob Taylor, Don Bergsma, Mike Smith and Ineke Derks.
Santa Claus made a special appearance Dec. 6, handing out candy to the children waiting to see the Holiday Train.
A fire that helped keep people warm was tended by members of the fire department.
While they were waiting, the kids had a blast rolling down the incline in front of the train tracks.
The Holiday Train arrives.
Scott Helman takes the second set, proving to be an energetic performer.

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