Pre-Kindergarten students at Franklin County School and their families boarded The Polar Express on Dec. 10.

In partnership with Bring Me A Book Franklin and Trinity Episcopal Church, the 4-year-olds and their siblings followed an itinerary of seven train stops, including a complimentary supper.

Trinity parishioner volunteers served dinner to close to 100 participants. The six “train stops” of educational activities, included a reading of the Caldecott Award-winning book “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg, participation in a craft project, cookie decorating, writing letters to the North Pole, bingo and a visit with Santa. One of his elves gave each child a gift book provided by Bring Me A Book Franklin after they told Santa their wishes for under the tree.

Upon leaving several parents commented that it was a delight to spend quality time with their kids as well as seeing the joys of the season through their children’s eyes.