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Voting under way for favorite Food Drive toy train

Elaine Gunderson/MDN The Minot Daily News toy train is one of 13 trains displayed at Minot businesses to help with food and monetary donations for this year’s Food Drive. People are encouraged to vote online at www.minotdailynews.com for their favorite train.

People can vote online at www.minotdailynews.com now through Dec. 18 for their favorite toy train displayed at 13 Minot businesses as part of this year’s Food Drive. The winners will be recognized at the end of the contest.

Photos of all 13 toy trains and the addresses for each business where trains can be seen are in an ad in today’s edition of The Minot Daily News.

As part of the Food Drive, earlier businesses or groups were encouraged to build a holiday train, either homemade or from a model kit.

The Minot Daily News and the Minot Area Homeless Coalition teamed up to collect nonperishable food items and toiletries to increase the inventory for The Lord’s Cupboard. Money donations will be taken to support the homeless coalition in helping with rent and utility needs in the community.

The donation drive began Nov. 24 and will run through Dec. 18.

Donations can be made at drop

sites or online at minotareahome lesscoalition.com. The drop sites are listed in twice weekly ads in The Minot Daily News.

“There’s an obvious need here that needs to be filled, and we want to try to help fill it this holiday season,” said Bob Patchen, publisher of The Minot Daily News. “With the CP train not coming this year, we want to offer the spirit of it.”

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