According to The Trains at NorthPark Co-chairs Jennifer Tobin and April Cook,
“The Trains at NorthPark, which is the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas’ largest fundraiser, rolls through Dallas’ premier shopping venue from November 21st through January 3rd. Be sure to put it on your calendar, order a hand-painted railcar or become a sponsor because the funds raised help families stay together.
“All proceeds from this joyful winter wonderland benefit the House, giving families with sick and injured children a place to stay. As the largest fundraiser for the House, this exhibit provides more than a third of the operating budget to keep the lights on and the doors open to families during this difficult time.
“Both of us feel a personal calling in helping the House because we’ve seen what it’s done for many families and for some of our close friends.
“We are pleased to have incredible community and corporate support for The Trains at NorthPark. For example, Norm Bagwell has supported The Trains throughout his career, and as chairman and CEO of Bank of Texas, we are pleased that this institution will again be the presenting sponsor for the seventh year.
“Serving as Honorary Chairmen for 2015 are Carolyn and Karl Rathjen, M.D. A Ronald McDonald House of Dallas Advisory Board Member, Dr. Rathjen has treated many children whose families stay at the House.
“Details: The Trains exhibit will be located on Level 2 just outside the entrance of Nordstrom. Children of all ages love to watch the trains zip around the track as they journey across America’s favorite landmarks including Times Square, the New Mexico desert, the Texas State Fair, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Tickets cost $3 for children and $7 for adults, so go many times!
“Railcars: Hand-painted by local artists, the railcars can be personalized, and the proceeds benefit the House. A bonus: If you purchase your railcar early enough, it will run on the tracks at the exhibit! This year’s Special Edition RMHD railcar is the second in a series of brightly colored express passenger cars and will go quickly.
“Volunteers: Volunteers are an important part of this annual event and a fun opportunity for corporate, civic and church groups. The Trains at NorthPark volunteer website will be up and running in late August.
“For more information on the Trains at NorthPark, visit http://www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com/ or contact Diane Fullingim, Chief Development Officer at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, at 214.624.5365 or [email protected].”