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All Aboard Kearney’s Polar Express!

Posted December 20, 2013 12:21 PM CDT

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Union Pacific Foundation proudly donated to The Polar Express, a fundraiser for the Kearney Nebraska Public Schools foundation.

The delightful children’s movie was recreated for children who hopped aboard the Polar Express trolley at UP’s North Pole Express depot for a trip to Yanney Heritage Park for an evening of holiday surprises.

More than 2,560 area residents got in on the fun, raising more than $12,000 for KPS Foundation, which encourages excellence in education by providing resources to and recognition of the students and staff of Kearney Public Schools.

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UP's Dave Essman, manager of train operations-Kearney, presents a check to, from left, Tanya Wegner and Nancy Williams of the Kearney Public Schools Foundation. They're joined by UP's Donna Kush, vice president-Public Affairs, and Kelli O'Brien, director-Public Affairs, Nebraska & Iowa.