More than 100 people braved the absolutely perfect weather to ride the 12:30 train at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Sunday for a good cause.
All the money raised went to the Children’s Museum of the Sierra, as the event was part of the Jarrod 4 Mayor Honorary Mayor Race.
“It was a great turnout, we’re very excited and happy with the number of people who showed up to support the museum,” said Jarrod Lyman, candidate for Oakhurst Honorary Mayor.
After the one hour train ride, the guests were treated to a relaxing lunch in the shady picnic area, personally grilled and served up by Max Stauffer, owner of the railroad, and his crew.
The Children’s Museum of the Sierra is a favorite for little railroaders in the area, and many of them were in attendance on Sunday. The money will go a long was toward continuing to provide summer programs for these kids.
“The really great thing is that not everyone who rode the train came because of the event, some were just visitors who were there on vacation. Railroad owner Max Stauffer contributed their tickets to the museum as well though. That’s incredibly generous.”
Lyman said that the proceeds from the event exceeded their goal and again credited Stauffer and the staff at the railroad.
“They really were amazing. Max has always supported the community and his support with this event was huge. We can’t thank him enough.”
The next event for the Jarrod 4 Mayor campaign is the Business After Hours Mixer being held at the Children’s Museum of the Sierra on Wednesday, June 27. The Mixer starts at 5 pm and is free to the pubic. Steve Montalto, Max Stauffer, Jarrod Lyman