Commerce, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/02/2013 -- Cash Advance, the leader in responsible online payday lending, was proud to announce this week that they will be serving as a sponsor for the 8th Annual Cotton Belt Railroad Symposium in Commerce, Texas, at Texas A&M University. The event, which takes place on the weekend of October 4th-5th, 2013, is a celebration of the history of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, affectionately known as the Cotton Belt Railroad.
The Cotton Belt Railroad Symposium will include a “Show-And-Tell,” “Mix-N-Mingle” event on the Friday evening of the 4th, where individuals are welcome to bring “items of railroad interest” to show off among the artifacts from museums and historical societies. Attendees are also encouraged to bring mementos from their railroad days such as historical photos of people, equipment, and rail operations. These images and artifacts will be scanned and photographed with permission for historical preservation in a digital library. Saturday the 5th is the main event, which boasts a formal panel discussion, presentations, a luncheon, and musical entertainment. Reservations are required to attend the luncheon, but all are welcome to join and enjoy the live music. The event coordinators have extended a special invitation to former and current employees of the railroad, along with their families.
The Cotton Belt is a landmark of Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas. It began as a few short lines that connected Texas, Missouri, and Arkansas in 1870, but would organize and expand to become a massive railway system encompassing five states. It ceased operation in 1992, and the railways have now split to become commuter rails in Texas and part of the Southern Pacific Transportation Company.
A spokesperson from Cash Advance had this to say about their decision to sponsor the event: “It seems increasingly important in today’s world to recognize the importance of our country’s transportation services and infrastructure, particularly the way they can provide workers with good jobs, grow our economy, and make our lives better. The Cotton Belt Railroad made many lives better throughout the last century, and this celebration of it comes at an important time when we need to continue innovating and pushing forward, just like the great people who built and worked on this landmark rail system. Cash Advance is proud to be able to help make this event possible.”
To learn more about the 8th Annual Cotton Belt Railroad Symposium, you can visit their website.
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