Bring back the Jacksonville Trolley!

Jacksonville’s beloved mascot needs some help.  After missing out on most of this past season due to mechanical problems we are moving forward with ensuring we have a trolley in place for the upcoming season.

The city has purchased a wonderful replacement.  Now we need to raise money to pay for it along with a new storage facility.

We know many of you have cherished memories of riding on the trolley or seeing it in the parades and are eager to help us bring it back.  Go to www.JacksonvilleTrolley.com to make a contribution through our Generosity account.  This is Indigogo’s non-profit crowd sourcing tool.

The trolley is from a Klamath Falls company which also runs the trolley service at Crater Lake.  They recently did a total restoration so it looks and runs like it is brand new. All we need is to get our name on it!

We will also be purchasing a ramp to assist in loading passengers with limited mobility.  21 passengers can be accommodated on this trolley – just a little shy of the 24 our old trolley held.  And it has windows that can be almost completely open for visibility, or closed for inclement weather.  That allows us to consider using the trolley more during the cold and rainy seasons.

For those interested in larger donations:

  • $250 – Your name will be included in a list of benefactors on the trolley
  • $1,000 – a commemorative plaque on a bench (limited to
  • $5,000 – Corporate Sponsor – to be recognized for 5 years as one of only 6 sponsors.  This will replace the advertisers we have done in the past.  Sponsors will be recognized through
    • Signage at the trolley stop and on the trolley
    • Inclusion in the narrative given on all tours
    • In any literature used to promote the trolley tours

If you are interested in discussing a major contribution, please contact Tim Balfour at ExecutiveDirector@JacksonvilleOregon.org

We plan on starting our regular trolley tours in May with extended weekends hours Fridays – Mondays.  We will go to daily tours in June.  For more information on tour schedules and private bookings CLICK HERE.

 

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