Deadline for Pioneer Park train fundraiser nears - East Valley Tribune: Mesa

Deadline for Pioneer Park train fundraiser nears

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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 7:39 pm | Updated: 12:35 am, Mon May 30, 2011.

Wednesday is the deadline to register for the annual golf tournament that raises funds to restore the 99-year-old train at Mesa’s Pioneer Park. The Save Our Train tournament starts at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Dobson Ranch Golf Course, 2155 S. Dobson Road. Registration is $85 per golfer or $300 for a foursome in the best ball format. The fee includes a cart, goodie bag and lunch. To register, visit or call (480) 329-3226.

Save Our Train Has raised $38,000 toward the $65,000 needed to restore Southern Pacific Engine No. 2355. It has been at the rear of Pioneer Park after being retired in 1958. Volunteers plan to move the train to prominent position along Main Street and repair its rusting body.

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