According to Ronald McDonald House of Dallas CEO Jill Cumnock,
“The holidays are enchanting, so if I could wave a wand and have one wish, I would want everyone to visit The Trains at NorthPark miniature trains exhibit. Our location is on Level Two next to Nordstrom, so while you’re already at NorthPark, come visit with your children, grandchildren or by yourself!
“All proceeds from this festive winter wonderland benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, a home-away-from-home for families of sick and injured children. In fact, this event contributes more than 30% of our annual operating budget to keep the lights on and the place open, which is why we depend on people to visit the Trains each year.
“For those who have been, it’s magical to watch children watch the trains zip up and down tracks. The Trains is the most elaborate miniature toy trains exhibit in Texas and takes you on a whimsical journey through Dallas and across America. We travel through Dallas stopping at the State Fair of Texas, SMU, downtown Dallas, the Perot Museum and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
“Then we travel to Albuquerque to see the hot air balloons, New York City’s Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; New England’s fall foliage; the Grand Canyon, Route 66, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and more. This season, I hear that Thomas the Train and his friends are making a cameo appearance. It is such fun to see the joyful, happy faces of the young children who visit every year.
“The display opened Saturday, November 21, and will roll through Saturday, January 3, giving you plenty of time to come multiple times while supporting families who need our help during a time of crisis.
“For more information on The Trains at NorthPark and other ways you can support us, visit http://www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com/. For information on the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, visit http://rmhdallas.org/.”
-Jill Cumnock, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas CEO