“American Soldiers Homecoming Festival”

A 1940′s themed weekend celebration and recognition for the service men and women who shaped our history

October 20 and 21, 2012
 All weekend we will honor and recognize Veterans, all Active Military Members, and WWII Canteen Volunteers
Comel ride in the parade!
Register at the Veterans Recognition Booth to get your Free Pass that includes
Free entry into the Battlefield and The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum

Part of The Rails, Tales, and Battle Trails Weekend Train Rides held at The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum

 

 Saturday October 20, 2012

More events are being added to festivities! Check for updates upon arrival

8:00am     Coffee & Donuts for Veterans

9:00am – 8:00pm     The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum
Children’s Interactive Railroad Experience Car, Model Train Room, Bing Scavenger Hunt, Whistle Stop Railway Gift Shop and Trax Diner

9:00 am     Ticker Tape Parade – Downtown Dennison - Free Ticker Tape Bags!
Kids Bicycle Contest Immediately Following Parade – Dr. Steele’s Parking Lot

9:00 – 5:00pm     Battlefield Activity

ALL DAY – Food & Souvenir Vendors, Masonic Temple Food Service

10:00am    Opening Ceremony – Gazebo
Book Signings
Bing, WWI Dog Hero
Author Amy Tiktin Campbell
My Very Dearest Anna: My Grandparents’ Letters from WWIIAuthor Kara Martinelli

11:00am     Musical Entertainment – Gazebo
Old Fashioned Cake Walk
1940s Kiddie Carnival Opens - 1940s Games, Contests, Beauty Parlor, Movie Theater, Candy Store…all sorts of great activities for children with a historical theme!
Troop Train Ride To Battlefield
Battlefield Activity

12:00pm    Big Bad Bodacious Brass Band - Gazebo

12:15pm     President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Whistle Stop Speech – The Williamsport Business Car on Depot Platform

12:00 – 4:00pm     Photo Booth – Tuscarawas County Library will be taking FREE old fashioned photos for kids – Center Street

1:00pm     Troop Train Ride To Battlefield

1:00 – 3:00pm     Roz and Lynn Band – Gazebo

3:30pm     USO Show – Gazebo

3:00pm     Troop Train Ride To Battlefield

4:00pm     Battlefield Activity

5:00pm     Troop Train Ride To Battlefield

5:00 – 7:00pm     Rolando Band – Gazebo

7:00 – 10:00pm     USO Dance along Center Street with The Bob Hill Orchestra

10:00pm     Candlelight Memorial Service – Gazebo

 

Sunday October 21, 2012

9:00am – 7:00pm     The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum
Children’s Interactive Railroad Experience Car, Model Train Room, Bing Scavenger Hunt, Whistle Stop Railway Gift Shop and Trax Diner

10:30am     President Lincoln Whistle Stop Speech - The Williamsport Business Car on Depot Platform

11:30am      Train Ride Departure For All Day Excursion To Roscoe Village and The Apple Butter FestivalClick Here For Tickets

ALL DAY – Food & Souvenir Vendors, Masonic Temple Food Service (food vendors open until 2:00pm)

1940′s Themed Troop Train Rides To Battlefield

Saturday October 20, 2012

One hour train rides departing from the Dennison Depot

11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm

Each passenger will be served a cookie by our WWII canteen volunteers and receive
Free Battle Pass into the American Soldiers Homecoming Festival ($10.00 value)

Coach Ticket Price: Adults $20.00 and Children (ages 3-12) $12.00

First Class Ticket Price: $40.00 each
Includes - First Class Waiting Room, First To Board, First Class Car with snacks and beverages while aboard, Children in the First Class Waiting Room will have the opportunity to meet Private Bulldog Bing, Dennison’s famous WWI mascot and hero, receive Bing’s autograph along with specially made Bing cookies, and Free admission to the Dennison Depot Railroad Museum featuring a Bing’s Scavenger Hunt

Civil War Themed Train Ride To Roscoe Village

Sunday October 21, 2012

Part of The Rails, Tales, and Battle Trails Weekend - Click Here For More Information

 

To Order Train Ride Tickets, Please Call Toll Free 1.877.278.8020