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Texas school bus becomes 'The Polar Express' for the holiday season

Posted at 7:09 AM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 08:09:03-05

SILSBEE, TX — All aboard the Polar Express - in Silsbee, TX.

One bus driver is going above and beyond to make her students feel festive this holiday season.

The bus, driven by Beverly Ketchum, is decked out to look like the Polar Express, with twinkle lights, tinsel and gift wrap.

Ketchum isn’t shy about her love of the holiday season and keeps this bus decorated for the students of Silsbee ISD to enjoy whether they are picked up in the early morning hours to drive to school, or to go back home after a long day in classes.

This year, Ketchum took the extra step for the holidays, and now offers a reading of the Polar Express in her bus at the Silsbee Elementary and Laura Reeves Primary bus pickup area, according to Silsbee ISD.

She’ll take a small group of students from classes, load them up on the “Polar Express Bus”, and give them story time as she pops in a narration of the book over the stereo system for all to enjoy.