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Dream Train

Story and photography by Megan Venable

Guests were recently invited to hop on board the Dream Train for an excursion on the Three Rivers Rambler. At the station, guests enjoyed a greeter cocktail provided by Post Modern Spirits and freshly baked biscuits from Matt Robbs Biscuits and Brew. During the train ride passengers enjoyed libations provided by Alliance Brewing Company, Crafty Bastard Brewery and Corks Wine & Spirits and a five-course small plates dinner prepared by Olibea and Rebel Kitchen.

Proceeds from the event support Dreambikes, a non-profit organization that places used bicycle stores in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods to provide hands-on paid job training to teens. Working in conjunction with local youth organizations, DreamBikes employs area teens to work in the store, teaching them how to refurbish bicycles, use the POS software and deliver great customer service.

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