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Polar Express Gleanup Saturday 02/05

February 07, 2022 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

After a great Polar Express season, it was time to take down the Christmas decorations.   On Saturday, 02/05/2022, Event Coordinator Damin Keenan along with Fred Lonnes and Art Lemke disassembled the Elves North Pole apartments to put them away for the season.

Here, the bracing has been removed and the flats are waiting to be loaded into Fred's truck to be hauled back to the events trailer.

Art Lemke stacks bracing materials against the clock tower as the building flats are disassembled.

Fred Lonnes uses a stake-puller to remove the stacks that anchored the building flats to the hillside.  His truck (parked on the sideway along Route 31) was used to carry the building flats down to the events trailer where they will be stored until the next Polar Express.

Damin Keenan, takes a break from the work to document the the day's progress.

Working in single-digit temperatures on a slipperly, snow-covered hillside was difficult, but the work needed to be done.

While working on the building flats, we noticed that the stop sign at the end of our driveway had been knocked down.

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