The Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad will be hosting an evening of fun and entertainment resplendent in a Roaring 20’s theme.  Tickets are still available for a dinner along with both live and silent auctions and afterwards dance the night away at the Trilogy at the Monarch Dunes in Nipomo on Thursday April 23, 2015.  The fundraiser will benefit two very important causes.

The Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad will run a campaign to fund education and equipment for the Santa Maria City Fire Department for first responders.  Educating and equipping local fire departments allows them to be ready to respond to railroad emergencies, and the training and equipment will be used in response to other events.

Capping the night, and giving us our theme for the evening, the Friends of The Santa Maria Valley Railroad will run a campaign to fund the restoration of the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum’s  passenger car La Condesa, which will soon be renamed to fit its new Central Coast home.  This lovely 1926 Pullman Observation car will be restored to its former grandeur, preserving the golden age of railroad passenger travel.  The car will also be used for fundraising purposes for elegant special events and dinners.

Santa Maria Valley Railroad will be presenting their first annual public safety award to a citizen who has exemplified public safety for railroads.

Dinner tickets are still available for $125.00 each, $1,250.00 for a reserved table for 10.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available and begin at $500.00.  Hurry, deadline for dinner tickets is Wednesday April 15.

The Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad.  The Friends also educate the public about the railroad industry’s critical role in the economy of the area and across the nation.

For more information go to http://friends-smvrr.org/150423.html.