Trains in Downtown In The Spotlight With Dedication Event

Sanford’s Public Arts Program is unveiling a new special project dedicated to trains in downtown and the City of Sanford’s Appearance Commission will hold a dedication for Sanford’s newest public art installation on Thursday October 25 at Depot Park starting at 5:30 p.m. This is a rescheduled day and time, after the original debut was postponed due to Hurricane Michael.

The Commission has also placed 12 miniature bronze replicas of Sanford’s beloved Number 12 engine at various locations around downtown Sanford.  Folks are encouraged to pick up a special passport book they can use as a guide to find the trains. Once complete, the passports can be turned back in for a prize.

The dedication will feature refreshments and music. Explorers can pick up their passports along with free train whistles and an engineer’s hat. After the event, passports can be picked up at 115 Chatham Street or downloaded from the Public Arts Program Website.

The Commission is also raffling a miniature bronze replica of Number 12. Tickets are $20 and will benefit future public art initiatives. The drawing will be held during the dedication, but entrants do not need to be present to win.

The trains project is part of Sanford’s Public Arts Program. Learn more about the program on the Public Arts Program website.