Annual Running of the Trains
Bevell’s Hardware is home to the famous Christmas Holiday Train Display. Thousands of folks come from near and far to see this spectacular sight each holiday season.
Beginning over 30 years ago as a small train display on a 4’ X 8’ sheet of plywood with 2 trains and a very little scenery, has now grown into a 18’ X 56’ train display. Featuring more than 10 trains, with realistic mountains, bridges, animation, large circus and amusement park, lighted houses and beautiful snow village, burning house and town, accident scene, farm scene, replicas of local businesses both past and present and much, much more.
It takes a crew of people to construct this display each year. Bobby Daniels is the mastermind behind this extravaganza. His son Robbie constructs the table with the assistance of others. His wife Lynn, with the help of other folks, uses her talents to construct the many scenes throughout the display. Employees and friends fill in when necessary to lend their hands where ever needed. This feat take approximately 2 months to complete with a rush at the end to have everything in place and operational by the Friday after Thanksgiving. The display is up and running through the second Sunday in January. The hardware store is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.