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The Trains at NorthPark 2014 Jamie Singer (Trains co-chair), Pat Brockette (Senior VP and Manager of Corporate Banking, Bank of Texas), Tia Wynne (Trains co-chair)

– The Trains at NorthPark 2014 co-chairs, Jamie Singer and Tia Wynne, are already on a roll with this major holiday fundraiser, with the proceeds benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. On May 14, they arranged for a kickoff party at Kira Plastinina’s LUBLU boutique in the Plaza at Preston Center where more than 60 guests attended, sipped champagne and shopped Plastinina’s gorgeous, ultra-feminine designs with a percentage of proceeds benefiting the House. Guests were greeted by handsome waiters serving champagne. While shopping, they noshed on shrimp, rollups, fruit and macaroons.

 

During the remarks, Jill Cumnock, CEO of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, thanked Kira for hosting such an important fundraiser that raises nearly a third of the budget for the House. Cumnock also announced the 2014 Honorary Trains Co-Chairs Dr. Jeffrey Fearon, and his lovely wife, Regen. Dr. Fearon, a craniofacial surgeon, has treated many children who have stayed at the House.

 

Singer announced that Bank of Texas was returning for its sixth year as presenting sponsor. Wynne thanked the committee, the sponsors and the board members and announced the dates for this year’s exhibit: Nov. 22, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015.

 

Pat Brockette, Senior Vice President of Corporate Banking for Bank of Texas, remarked, “Bank of Texas believes in the important work that Ronald McDonald House of Dallas does in the community, and we are once again proud to be the presenting sponsor.”

 

The most elaborate miniature toy trains exhibit in Texas, The Trains at NorthPark includes trains rolling across 1,600 feet of track on a journey across America. Many families visit The Trains at NorthPark each season as part of their holiday tradition.

 

For those interested in underwriting and supporting The Trains at NorthPark, contact Diane Fullingim, Chief Development Officer at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, at 214.624.5365 or dfullingim@rmhdallas.org.

 

About the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas:

Established in 1981, the House has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 35,000 families of seriously ill or injured children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, the 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, visit http://www.rmhdallas.org/ or call 214.631.7354.

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