Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate and enjoy a free train ride through the scenic fall foliage of Waldo County.

The Toys for Tots benefit train ride will be conducted Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All toys will be given to Waldo County children in need.

The train leaves City Point Station in Belfast at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance and participants are invited to have their picture taken with them. There will also be hotdogs, popcorn, hot cocoa and a bake sale.

"We are excited to partner with the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad," said Joan Vargas, Toys for Tots coordinator. "This free train ride is a great family activity and a fun way to share the joy of giving back to the community with your children."

For more information and for directions to the event, visit the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad online at

Toys for Tots is currently accepting toy requests. Applicants should call and leave a message; a representative will return the calls and send out applications. For donations or toy requests, call Joan Vargas at 354-6282 or email

Donation boxes will be available at locations across Knox, Lincoln, and Waldo counties from Nov. 4 through Dec. 19. For more information, visit