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THE KIWANIS CLUB OF GOLDSBORO

ALL ABOARD

FOR A NEW TRAIN!

 

WHY 
DONATE?

The Kiwanis Miniature Train is a Goldsboro legend. Since the Kiwanis Club of Goldsboro donated the train to the City of Goldsboro for use in Herman Park in 1955, the little engine and its two cars have carried families around the track every summer (except 2020, due to Covid epidemic). 

It's a family tradition in Wayne County. Only about 1 in 10 of the original "Park Trains" manufactured by the MTC is still in service, and this train is one of only a handful that is still operated totally by volunteers - hundreds of Kiwanians and its sponsored Key Clubs over the last almost 70 years.  

BOTTOM LINE: You will be supporting a great tradition in Goldsboro. We thank you in advance. 

 

Kids are at the heart of our Kiwanis Club and all others around the world.

 

This is what drives us to serve in this way (and we are so grateful for the hundreds of Kiwanians who have driven the train since 1955). 

 

1) helping families make laughter-filled memories of growing up in Goldsboro and visiting the train, and 

 

2) giving local high school students opportunities to learn & use servant leadership skills (through Key Club sponsorship).

 

We welcome like-minded community members to join us for service, fun and fellowship. 


Thanks for your interest in the train and serving the children of our community!

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THANK YOU, 
GOLDSBORO!

Vehicles manufactured in the 1950s are in museums now, and it has become apparent that this train's go-go days are almost over. Rebuild or Replace? Parts must be custom-made, and are expensive. 

 

OUR PLAN 

The Kiwanis Club of Goldsboro has undertaken a project in honor of its 100th birthday to raise funds to supplement set-aside funds from ticket sales to:

1. Replace the train with a modern replica that should last another 70 years.

2. Replace the concrete patio and sidewalks around the train station with long-lasting laser-engraved bricks.  

3. Construct (if funds allow) a permanent train platform cover, to add to the fun of coming to Herman Park.