Sponsors Announced for 2009 Holiday Express

Raleigh, North Carolina (PressExposure) December 04, 2009 -- The Crabtree Rotary Club and Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department announce sponsors for the third annual Holiday Express (http://tinyurl.com/holidayexpress2009). The festive holiday experience takes place December 10-13, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. nightly at Pullen Park in Raleigh.

“We are so very thankful for the strong support shown by area companies,” says Jeffrey Hobart, Holiday Express committee chair. “It is this generosity that has helped make the Holiday Express such a wonderful success moving into its third year.”

2009 Holiday Express sponsors include:

Presenting Sponsor: Goodwill Industries

Tickets Sponsor: Hertzberg Furs

Light Sponsors: BCI Lending McLaurin Parking Progress Energy Capitol Broadcasting Measurement Inc. Right Time Kids Golden Corral Moe's Southwest Grill Senn Dunn Insurance Kerr Drugs Oak Park Shopping Center Wells Fargo Advisors Marriott Peddler Steakhouse

Guests will experience the Santa Express Train, an adventure through acres of holiday magic ending with a meeting with Santa himself at the North Pole. The evening will also feature carousel rides, holiday entertainment, concessions and more. More than 16,000 guests have attended the Holiday Express in its first two years.

The Holiday Express is the final event held at Pullen Park before it closes for a restoration project by the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department. The park is expected to reopen by spring 2011.

Tickets for the event are $7 per person, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Clarence E. Lightner Leadership Endowment Fund. Visit http://tinyurl.com/holidayexpress2009 for event and ticket information.

About the Crabtree Rotary Club: The Crabtree Rotary Club is a member of Rotary International and its local District 7710. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and to help build goodwill and peace in the world. Visit http://www.rotary7710.org for more information.

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About the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department:
The purpose of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department is to actively encourage, provide, promote and protect quality leisure, recreation and cultural opportunities, facilities and environments that are essential for the enhancement of the lives of our citizens. For more information, visit [http://www.parks.raleighnc.gov] or call 919.831.6640.

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Press Release Submitted On: December 04, 2009 at 12:03 pm
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