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Dedicated volunteers re-create Jacksonville in Christmas train garden
Dedicated volunteers re-create Jacksonville in Christmas train garden

An idea that originated on a blazing hot day in July at the Jacksonville Senior Center has turned into one of the coolest projects the seniors have ever attempted. A core group of a dozen men and women have created a Christmas train garden. But not an ordinary one. Theirs features Jacksonville in miniature. It will be open to the public four days this month. The train garden has exact replicas of the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company, Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital, Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church and, of course, the Jacksonville Senior Center. Visitors will recognize Safeway, Strapasta and Bagelmeister, too. They'll watch a golfer sink a putt at Hillendale Country Club and...

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