6th Annual Train Show supporting children with diabetes
The 6th annual Train Show conducted their showcase bringing in more than 1,000 train enthusiasts to Siouxland.
The event showcased model train displays and more than 100 vendors selling gauge items.
This fundraiser was hosted by the Sioux City Cosmopolitan Club, which supports efforts to prevent and help children with diabetes.
This year, they hope to use the funds to send children with diabetes to camp so they can connect with other kids dealing with diabetes.
“The results from these kids when they come back from camp, and they are so tickled and they make friends, and the person they can call is that friend and talk to them about a bad day they are having with their blood sugar; and sometimes it’s easier to talk to that one friend than mom and dad,” said John Koskovich, Train Show Chairman.
For train enthusiasts, it was a railway to share their craftsmanship of their model train displays.
“The fun of this is to stand in the middle and watch the little kids faces when they see something they recognize and smile. We learned that if you go out to the public with a good quality product, you get more people talking about it and you get more people involved in a hobby, Jay Manning, train enthusiast.
The event will continue tomorrow at the Delta Hotel Convention Center from 10 am to 4 pm.