The Children's Emergency Shelter is pleased to announce their next fundraising event. The CES Express will be a unique and exclusive dinner train event that promises an evening of Dining, Drinks, Entertainment, and Fun on (and off) the Rails of the Arkansas Missouri Excursion Train.
The event will be November 9, 2013. The train will depart the Van Buren Depot at 4:00pm. Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks, and a fantastic view of the Ozarks on the ride to Fayetteville. They will deboard the train at the Fayetteville Depot and walk across the street to the upstairs Tap Room of the Hog Haus Brewery where dessert will be served. The next two hours will include betting simulated horse racing, watching college football, and socializing in a party atmosphere. Hog Haus will conduct tours of the brewery for those who are interested, and beer tastings, which are normally priced at $13, will be available for $5 per person. Afterward, guests will reboard the train for the ride back to Van Buren to conclude the evening with arrival scheduled for midnight.
There will be two ticket options: First Class and Coach. First Class guests will enjoy a plated prime rib dinner seated in one of the dining cars. First Class tickets are $400 per couple. Guests in the Coach car will receive a very nice boxed lunch seated on bench seats. Coach guests will have the option to occupy one person per bench for $200 per couple, or they may share a bench for $150 per couple. The seatbacks of the Coach bench seats move foward to back to that guests may face either direction. This will allow two couples choosing to sit two to a bench seat to face one another in booth fashion. Both First Class and Coach tickets will include a complimentary drink ticket. Each drink ticket is good for five drinks (beer or wine), and additional drink tickets may be purchased for $20. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Nikki Fletcher at (479) 242-5771 for more information.
The train is SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who bought sponsorships and tickets!