Every November Loren Goodale Sr. and Loren Goodale Jr. invite people into the home to see their various fully-functioning model train scenes to raise money for charity.

GRAYLING — Once again, Loren Goodale Sr. and Loren Goodale Jr., the owners of Goodale’s Bakery, will be holding their annual fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 18, from noon to 4 p.m.

Every year the father and son invite the public into their house to see their model train exhibits to benefit the Crawford County Christian Help Center. There are several trains running in different exhibits in various rooms.

Their exhibits feature intricate village scenes, all decked out for the season.

“I started collecting when I was a little boy,” says Loren, Sr. His mother then started to collect the mini villages. Loren Jr. has followed in the family tradition, adding to the collection also. Now, these are all combined into the various exhibits on display.

The Goodale residents is located just off M-72 East. From Grayling, take M-72 to Industrial Drive. Turn north (away from the industrial park) and turn into the driveway at the railroad crossing sign.

The cost to see the train exhibits is simply can goods or a cash donation for the local help center.




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