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The Trains at NorthPark moves to a new location

December 7, 2014

by Robert Miller
Published: 07 December 2014 08:02 PM


The Trains at NorthPark, presented by Bank of Texas, is celebrating its 27th year at the mall from a new location. This year, it’s on NorthPark’s Level One near Nordstrom.

The exhibit will be up through Jan. 4.

This miniature toy train exhibit has hand-painted rail cars and 1,600 feet of track.

The trains are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The exhibit will close at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day, and it will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 2 to 12 and people 65 and older. Children under 2 get in free. Tickets are $1 off at Tom Thumb stores.

You can still order a hand-painted rail car of your own or give one as a gift. A rail car costs $175, a caboose is $225 and an engine is $325. Visit to place an order.

All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, a home-away-from-home for the families of seriously ill or injured children who come to Dallas for treatment in area hospitals. It hosts more than 35,000 families per year.

Honorary trains co-chairs are Dr. Jeffrey Fearon and his wife, Regen Fearon. He is a craniofacial surgeon who has treated many children who have stayed at Ronald McDonald House, including Ruth Daniel, who helped open the exhibit as this year’s “kid conductor.”

Jamie Singer and Tia Wynne are co-chairs of the event. Sponsors include:

$50,000: Bank of Texas.

$25,000-$49,999: Arhaus, Lyda Hill, MHBT Inc., NorthPark Center, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater North Texas and Tom Thumb.

$10,000-$24,999: Baylor Scott and White Health, Prairie Creek Partners and Summit Transportation.

$5,000-$9,999: Children’s Health, Hilltop Holdings Inc., ISI Commercial Refrigeration, Medical City Children’s, Stuart Hose and Pipe Co., Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and Wynne Transportation.

$2,500-$4,999: Beck Group, The Cain Foundation, Corner Bakery Café, Curtain Wall Design and Consulting, Dallas Children’s Charities, Catie and Aaron Enrico, Gaedeke Group, Cecilie and Ronnie Holman, JMEG, The Miller Family Foundation, Cynthia and Kevin O’Brien, Sparkhound, and Thompson and Knight Foundation.

Media sponsors are NBC5, KLUV and CBS Radio, The Park Cities News/Waters Family, Neighborsgo, TravelHost, The Coulter Group, DART and DFWChild.

To learn more, visit

Lunch & Learn

The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a Lunch & Learn Workshop, “Getting the Competitive Edge,” Monday at the Oak Cliff Chamber Conference Room at 1001 N. Bishop Ave. in Dallas.

Attendees will learn about SBA programs, services and resources for small businesses, including SBA capital programs, counseling, government contracting certification and help with exporting.

The session will be presented by Ahmad Goree of the Dallas-Fort Worth district office.

The luncheon starts at noon and costs $15. To RSVP, contact Taylor Basped at 214-943-4567, ext. 17, or

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