Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor, April 28

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dear editor,

A heartfelt thanks to all of you who helped spread the word about Dixie Line Days in Wartrace this past Saturday. By a conservative estimate the train show pumped over $6,000 into the local Wartrace economy. The one-day event drew over 500 railfans and hobbyists.

Ticket sales alone accounted for $2,250. Add vendor fees, room and food sales at the hotel, signage cost paid to a local firm, sales at the Dixie Flyer shop, gas and cigarettes sales at the Wartrace Country Store, and additional food sales at the Circle 9 Café; plus, the vendors took home over $6,000 in sales receipts.

The event drew visitors from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and East & West Tennessee.

Thanks again for your support.

Jerry Fox