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Open House at the Orange Train Depot

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Want to see the inside of the Orange Train Depot? Come see the results of the restoration of the Building, 2-5 p.m., May 7.

Come early to hear the Orange Community Band at 1:45pm followed by opening ceremonies at 2:15pm. Guided tours of our sparkling newly renovated 1902 Southern Pacific Depot follow. Plus see your engraved bricks installed on the track side. Bring the kids for arts and crafts and free rides on the train. Music and dancing by the WOS Elementary dancing troop at 3:30pm. And don’t miss the raffle benefiting the Friends of the Orange Depot. Come celebrate the Orange Train Depot as it enters the next phase…installing museum exhibits. Estimated cost for exhibits is $30,000 and the expected completion date is around September 2018.

Orange Train Depot getting ready for its close-up

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Orange Train Depot in Orange TexasPassing by the Orange Train Depot last night, I noticed the interior lights were on and it looked like someone was working inside. I turned the car around and went back, since I hadn’t had a chance to get any inside pictures in a little while to share with those of you who have been anxiously awaiting the completion for the depot. Continue reading Orange Train Depot getting ready for its close-up

Denim and Diamonds Gala slated for Saturday

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Denim and Diamonds PosterIt is almost time for the Friends of the Orange Depot annual Gala Event this Saturday, 6;30-9:30 p.m. at the VFW. The event raises funds for the completion of the Orange Train Depot Restoration Project. This year, the theme is Denim and Diamonds. It will feature a silent and live auction, and live entertainment, featuring highlights from Nashville. This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of Michael Hoke for his selfless dedication to the Orange Train Depot restoration project. Continue reading Denim and Diamonds Gala slated for Saturday