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Cub Scouts learn about railroad heritage during overnight event

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

The Cub Scouts had the opportunity to learn more about the railroad industry, Slaton’s history with trains and even see the model ones in action Friday and Saturday (Feb. 25-26) during an overnight stay at the Slaton Harvey House.

Cub Master Jeremy Barbee said they had 30 people – both Cub Scouts and their families – participate in the event.

“We had a great time at the Slaton Harvey House overnighter,” he said.

“The Scouts were able to get a tour and history of the Slaton Harvey House, hear from a female train conductor (Mandy Lockaby), tour the train museum and have great drinks from Humble Grounds.”

Everything was planned to focus on the theme of one of Slaton’s deeper histories.

“We wanted the entire weekend to focus around trains and their history so we ate train theme foods and all our activities focused around trains,” he said.

Even if one of the more uncommon ones – freezing weather, snow and ice, kept trying to hinder the opportunity.

“We originally had this scheduled for the first weekend in February but had to delay it due to the snowstorm that came through. We thought we might have to delay it again but the weather cleared up in time for our weekend.”

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