Friendship Wagon Train

The Friendship Wagon Train will depart from Northfield June 22 for an 116-mile journey to raise funds for the Minnesota Special Olympics. (Photo courtesy of Monica Davis)

Volunteers of the 2019 Friendship Wagon Train will ride through the area June 22-29, assembling for an 116-mile trip June 21 at the Cannon Valley Co-op in Northfield as a fundraiser for the Minnesota Special Olympics.

At 8 a.m. June 22, they will depart Northfield, travel to Cannon City for a lunch break, and then on to Faribault for overnight camp. The rest of the week they will travel from Faribault to Ableman Apple Orchard to Morristown; Morristown to Blooming Grove United Methodist Church to Waseca; Waseca to Otisco to New Richland; New Richland to Freeborn; Freeborn to Alden; and Alden to Walters to “Farming of Yesteryear” near Kiester.

Founded in 1989, the Friendship Wagon Train has spent the last 31 years raising funds for organizations that benefit developmentally disabled children and adults withdevelopmental disabilities

This year, funds will be donated to Minnesota Special Olympics.

Members of the wagon train come from across the United States. Some come with riding horses or mules, and some bring wagons pulled by horses or mules. The public is encouraged to visit with wagon train members any time during the week. Donations to Special Olympics will be accepted by wagon train members. For more information, contact Wagon Master John Davis at 507-365-8064 prior to June 20.

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