Ride The Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad and support Toys for Tots. Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate and hop aboard! Enjoy a free train ride through scenic Waldo County on the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad. Marines will be on board to collect toys. All toys will be given to Waldo County children in need. The Toys for Tots benefit train ride will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, and make the following stops:

Belfast Station 9:30 a.m. — return 10 a.m.

Belfast, City Point Railroad Museum Station 10:15 a.m. — return 5:15 p.m.

Brooks Station 11 a.m. — return 4:15 p.m.

Unity Station 12:30 p.m. — return 2:45 p.m.

“We are excited to partner with The Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad. Come out and join us! It’s a great opportunity to give back while enjoying a fun filled day with family and friends,” said Richard Vargas, Toys for Tots Coordinator.

For more information on train station locations and the Toys for Tots Train schedule please visit www.brookspreservation.org. For information about Toys for Tots call or email Vargas at 354-6282 or knoxwaldotoysfortots@gmail.com.

If you can’t participate in the train, ride please drop off a new unwrapped toy at one of our many donation boxes across Knox and Waldo counties, starting Thursday, Nov. 1. For toy requests call or email Vargas.

Toys for Tots of Knox and Waldo would like to thank their sponsors, The Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad and The Nativity Lutheran Church of Rockland, for their support. The Midcoast Detachment of the Marine Corps League has supported the Toys for Tots initiative for many years. If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a sponsor please contact Vargas.

The objectives of the Toys for Tots program are to help less fortunate children locally and throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources — our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.