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Wyoming Depot Volunteers Seek Help March 13, 2008

In a meeting held in the Rock Island Depot, Monday, February the18th, the Depot volunteers met to review plans for the new season, these plans included upcoming special events. There were ten volunteers who met with Denny Rewerts, The Stark County Economic Development VISTA coordinator, who expressed a concern that the twenty-two volunteers might not be enough to cover all the events and open times of the depot. He said that at least five more people would be helpful, but ten would be better.

The CB and Q Rail Road Depot is a historical site and is often visited by people passing through the area. The signs on the highways into Wyoming provide direction and information. The visitors often have questions. The old depot is at the cross road of the CB&Q and the Rock Island rail road sites now known as the Rock Island Nature trail. Hikers and Bikers on the trail often stop and visit the museum. These folks often have memories of the railroads and thus are interesting to meet.

The Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:AM to 4:00PM. Volunteers work in three hour shifts, l0 AM to 1:00 PM and 1PM to 4:00PM Volunteers meet visitors, answer questions about the depot and provide information about the area. Information about the depot is provided to each volunteer.

Persons interested in volunteering are asked call Dennis Rewerts at the Stark County Development Office at 286-6200 Volunteers are identified by a vest they wear and by a name tag.

The special events for the month of May are: 1. May 3rd, Hike/Bike the Trail for your Health, beginning in Toulon at 8:30 AM and the Glen Oak Zoomobile which will be parked on the grounds from 10:30AM to11:15 AM, and 2. on May 31st, Jim David, Author of The Rock Island Trail: Echoes from the Past will be present to sign his book from 1:00PM to 3:00PM

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