Gardens to be Dedicated

Jennifer Marciniak reported on the dedication in the Temple Daily Telegram.

The Santa Fe Gardens will be dedicated officially today in conjunction with the grand opening of the Santa Fe Community Market.

The dedication, which will feature State Rep. Dianne White Delisi, R-Temple, as keynote speaker, will be at 10:30 a.m. at the garden area under the 3rd Street bridge near the Santa Fe depot.

As part of the opening ceremony, the hand-pumped train cars under the bridge will be opened to the public for the first time.

The cars, for now, will only be open to the public on the third Saturday of every month for $1 per person per ride, said Mary Irving, curator of the Railroad and Heritage Museum.

The cars have the potential to be opened up more frequently during the summer depending on the customer base.

“This is a real nice little park for families to come and bring their toddlers,” said Mrs. Irving. “It’s just a really, really nice little park.”

By opening the cars on the third Saturday of every month, Mrs. Irving said, museum patrons will also be able to visit the CentraMod Model Railroad exhibit, which is open at the same time.

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