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DALLAS, August 24, 2022 School is back in session and the seasonal decorations are starting to pop up in the stores, which is the perfect opportunity to get ahead in planning your gift giving for the Holidays!  It’s time to purchase your personalized railcar for The Trains at NorthPark 2022 benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD). Presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark will return Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, and run for seven-weeks through Friday, Jan. 6, 2023.  With the House back to operating at full capacity following the Covid lockdown, the 2022 Season of The Trains has a significant fundraising goal to help provide a home away for home for families with sick children.  Honorary Chairs for the 2022 season are Cate and Jeremy Ford and Event Chairs are Lindsay Jacaman and Holly Krug.

Each year, hundreds of customized railcars, engines, and cabooses hit the tracks in support of the House. Options for 2022 include a standard railcar for $200, a caboose for $250, a special edition yellow and white striped baggage car for $300, or an engine for $350. While supporters can buy railcars throughout The Trains at NorthPark season, the deadline to purchase in time to have a car on the tracks for opening day is October 4, 2022.

“The Trains at NorthPark is such an important part of our year at Ronald McDonald House Dallas,” said Jill Cumnock, CEO. “We are once again operating at full capacity, but our expenses have risen over the last six months because of surging electricity and utility costs and don’t forget, RMHD provides our services free of charge.  Everyone who sponsors, purchases a railcar, or attends the Trains at NorthPark makes a real difference in helping to defray these costs.  The railcars are lifelong keepsakes, so please consider purchasing one this year to help light up both the train tracks and the House!”

The Trains at NorthPark is the largest miniature train exhibit in Texas with more than 700 railcars featuring the corporations, organizations, families, and individuals who make the attraction possible. Since its launch in 1987, The Trains have helped raise more than $18 million for RMHD and has welcomed more than 50,000 visitors each year to Dallas’ favorite shopping destination.

With 1,600-foot of tracks, The Trains at NorthPark will feature cityscapes like Dallas, with landmarks like the Nasher Sculpture Center and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include the American west with New Mexico, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods, and Route 66.

Those interested in supporting The Trains at NorthPark by purchasing a railcar, as a sponsor or volunteer can visit www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com or contact Development Manager, Brianna Lucido at blucido@rmhdallas.org.

 ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS

Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 41,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit www.rmhdallas.org.

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