Archived News Release from 2003
For Immediate Release
Citywide Children’s Chorus of Redwood
City to Entertain at Caltrain Trains for Tots Event
Redwood City, CA - November 19, 2003 - Redwood
City, CA – When Santa’s Toy Train visits the
Redwood City Caltrain station on November 30th, the crowds
of families with wide-eyed kids will be enjoying music provided
by the Citywide Children’s Chorus of Redwood City.
For the third year in a row, Caltrain will be transformed
glittering sleigh the weekend of November 29-30, and stopping at the Redwood
City Caltrain Station at approximately 6:20 pm on Sunday, November 30, as a benefit
for the Salvation Army/U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots program.
At each of the train’s 20-minute stops, people can donate a new, unwrapped
toy, join in singing with onboard carolers and a Salvation Army brass band, and
rub shoulders with Santa, Mrs. Clause, and other characters. It’s a great
way to usher in the holiday season, and help the less-fortunate by donating
a toy to Toys for Tots.
At the Redwood City Caltrain station, the Citywide Children’s Chorus of
Redwood City will be singing holiday favorites for the crowd beginning at approximately
5:45 pm, until the train’s arrival. The Children’s Chorus was formed
from a singing program offered by the Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community
Services Department (www.redwoodcity.org/parks), and continues to gather new
singers each year that sign up for the Parks Department chorus class. This local
group of boys and girls has performed locally at the ‘Tis the Season
Parade and at Filoli, and have also performed with Tom Chapin and the Bayshore
For the complete schedule of all the stops for Caltrain’s Santa’s
Toy Train benefit for Toys for Tots on November 29 and 30, visit the Caltrain
website at www.caltrain.org. More information about Toys for Tots is available
at www.toysfortots.org. Visit Redwood City’s new website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation
programs, education, and City government.