Local Couple's Train Display Drives Holiday Help

The Rev. John Morris and his wife, Karol, will open their Napoleon Township home on Saturday and Sunday.

Photo: David McGregor
Five-year-old Andrew Bennett maneuvers the controls of a model train while at the Southeastern Railroad Museum’s annual Model Railroad Days in Duluth on Saturday.

NAPOLEON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A Jackson County couple has once again turned their love of model trains into a holiday event that benefits others.
The Rev. John Morris and his wife, Karol, will open their Napoleon Township home on Saturday and Sunday, allowing visitors to view a display that features 16 Lionel trains and consumes the retired couple's walkout basement.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot says the 27-foot-by-34-foot multilevel display features at least 300 miniature cars and trucks, 200 buildings and 1,400 1-inch-high people. A Route 66 display also has been added.
Attendance is free, but donations will be accepted and passed along to Habitat for Humanity and the Jackson Chorale Vocal Music Scholarship.
Last year's event drew 600 people and raised $1,900.
Napoleon Township is about 65 miles west of Detroit.


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