The Norman Transcript

December 23, 2013

Montford Inn now part of Christmas train promotion

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Montford Inn & Cottages, 322 W. Tonhawa St., is one of 20 Select Registry member inns to participate in a first-ever Lionel Electric Trains Christmas promotion that includes Lionel Trains as part of their Christmas decorations.

The partnership between Select Registry and Lionel Trains includes providing participating inns with a Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer Deluxe Train with extra track, a collector box of Lionel vintage-style tree ornaments and additional Christmas décor and promotional items.

The Montford Inn & Cottages incorporated the trains as part of its holiday decoration.

“We invite you to stop by our inn to view our display and enter the contest for Lionel Train items,” said innkeeper William Murray.

Lionel Trains has a deeply rooted past in holiday displays at New York’s Grand Central Station and Macy’s Santa Land. Both attractions have included Lionel Trains for many years and continue to grow as they impress visitors with their working railway systems.

“We are pleased to partner with Lionel Trains and our member in on this promotion,” said Phil Jenkins, CEO of Select Registry. “The partnership is one founded in excellence. Select Registry and our member inns are the embodiment of excellence in the private inn industry. Lionel Trains appeal to those who value tradition and family togetherness during the holidays. This partnership will enhance the traditional Christmas experience at the participating inns.”

Included in the promotion is a Home for the Holidays Photo Contest. The only requirement for entering is submitting a photo of a Lionel Train as part of holiday decorations. The photo can be of a personal display from the past or present or one from any of the participating inns. Prizes include one $500 Select Registry gift certificate, and four Lionel O gauge sets and will be awarded to the photos that receive the most votes.

Additional prizes will be awarded to 15 entrants randomly selected. The contest and sweepstakes will continue until Jan. 15, 2014.

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