Mark your calendar for Depot Day on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 10 AM -2 pm at the Orange Depot grounds, located at 1210 Green Ave. in Orange, presented by the Friends of the Orange Depot at the Orange Train Depot. Admission is free.
Many new kid-friendly rides will be featured this year, like airplane ride, mechanical bull, dunking booth, and pony rides. Drawings will be held for a variety of items, like the Disney Model Train set and other items, including boy and girl bicycles, gift cards to Old Orange Café, Sabine Federal Credit Union gift cards, a gift basket with a $25 gift card from First State Bank, a gift basket from Lookin Good Salon (Paul Burch), and a gift basket from Texas State Bank. Chances for the drawings will be $1 each or $5 for six.
A special featured attraction will be the exhibition of art cars from the Houston area. All have names and Whimzee and Paisley Chaos are two that will be there.
A photo op area will feature a new wooden train car constructed by the Little Cypress High School woodworking shop. Returning this year are the always-popular attractions of balloon sculpting, pony rides, bouncy house, and the trackless train.
Inside the depot will be model trains, cotton candy, and other vendors. Plenty of food will be available from vendors Model Train BBQ, The Pink Lady, and the Ice Cream Shack. Entertainment on the stage during the event will be music by the Orange Community Players singers and dancing on the street by the Orange Blossom Dancers.
Major sponsors include CRC Foundation, First Financial Bank, Roberts Ford, Steirman-Whitfield, Claybar Funeral Home, Capital Title, Architectural Alliance, Comprotax, and Lone Star Flooring “Miracle Method.” Every donation is tax deductible (Friends of the Orange Depot) and will help support the maintenance of this historical building.
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