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Friday on the Train makes for family fun
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Tabitha Ondriezek, left, and her father, Zeke Ondriezek, draw with sidewalk chalk on Friday during the Friday on the Train event hosted by the Suites at Station Exchange in Richmond Hill. - photo by Crissie Elric

A light turnout at the inaugural Friday on the Train event hosted by the Suites at Station Exchange didn’t dampen the spirits of Rich DeLong, executive director.
“This is great weather and a lot of folks said this is wonderful and they think the crowds will build,” he said. “This is our first effort, but we are excited. It’s a beautiful spot to have something like this in town.”
About 40 people attended the event that included vendors ranging from Espresso Hill coffee house to the Ice Cream Stop. Singer and songwriter Wally Brown provided entertainment for the evening while children and adults alike enjoyed doodling on the sidewalks with chalk. Other children enjoyed bounce houses while adults perused the vendor booths.  
Flo Knudsen and Barb Kirschner came out to enjoy the afternoon. Both agreed the event was an asset to the community.
“I saw it in the paper and I thought it was a fantastic idea,” Knudsen said. “It’s a beautiful day and we support everything here in Richmond Hill.”
“There is just enough wind to keep the gnats away,” Kirschner added with a laugh.
Knudsen referred to herself and Kirschner as “active seniors” in the community, participating in various activities, including line dancing at the Richmond Hill gym and water aerobics at Magnolia Manor on the Coast.

Read more in the May 22 edition of the News.

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