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Jonesborough: All Aboard! Luncheon
April 14, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm$30
The kids won’t want to miss this a one of a kind dining experience aboard a restored 1950 train dining car. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to help fund the new museum inside the restored Chuckey Depot, now located in Jonesborough which houses a railroad museum.
Built by the Southern Railway in 1906, the Chuckey Depot, until recently, was privately owned. It was located on Norfolk Southern
The Depot was given to the Town of Jonesborough who located it adjacent to the Jonesborough downtown district, parallel to the railroad that runs through Town. Preserving and repurposing the Depot as a museum fits into the Town’s unique development strategy as Jonesborough recognizes its railroad history.
Patrons can choose from two lunch seatings at the All Aboard! Lucheon at 11:30am or 1pm, designed specifically for children and their parents, with a kid-friendly lunch option and another option for adults. Patrons who choose the child ticket will receive Chicken Fingers, Apple Slices, Macaroni & Cheese and Juice. In addition, children will also receive a souvenir engineer train hat, whistle and red bandana to take home. Patrons who choose the adult ticket for lunch will receive a BBQ sandwich, Macaroni & Cheese, Cole Slaw and Tea or Water. The price for each child and adult ticket is $30.
Patrons will receive a tour of a passenger car and a brief presentation on the history of the railroad in Jonesborough from the Heritage Alliance at the start of the program. The meal will promptly follow.
Patrons are asked to park at Jonesborough Senior Center located at 307 East Main Street and arrive 20 minutes prior to their seating. From there, they will be transported to the train Dining Car off of Spring Street.
Passengers may choose from true vintage dining in the Dining Car (four to a table*) or the smaller tables for two.
For tickets call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 413.753.1010 or visit Jonesborough.com/tickets.
*Parties of less than four in the dining car are subject to assignment with other passengers.