The Trains at NorthPark Celebrates the Patrons and Sponsors That Keep Them Chugging Along

Presented by Bank of Texas and Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas,

 The Trains at NorthPark wraps its 31st Year exceeding its goal for support 

The Trains at NorthPark benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas celebrated the patrons and sponsors that kept them chugging along for the 2019-2020 Holiday season at a party at the home of Melinda Emmons. Attended by Honorary Chair Sandra Estess and 2019 Co-Chairs Jill Harvey and Lindy Berkley, the party also welcomed several from presenting sponsor Bank of Texas, including CEO Norm Bagwell

“There are so many organizations and individuals that make this magical exhibit possible each year,” said Jill Cumnock, CEO of RMHD. “Their commitment to this holiday event provides joy not just to the tens of thousands that visit us each season, but also to the more than a thousand of families we serve each year.”

The Trains at NorthPark welcomes more than 70,000 visitors to Dallas’ favorite shopping destination each season and this year was one of the biggest to date. The largest miniature train exhibit in Texas, The Trains at NorthPark featured 1,600 feet of tracks and more than 700 railcars featuring the corporations, organizations, families, and individuals who make the seasonal attraction possible. Since its launch in 1987, The Trains has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD. Supporters that made this year’s exhibit possible include:

Presenting Sponsor at $60,000: Bank of Texas

Platinum Baron Sponsor at $25,000: Kirkland & EllisNBC5NorthPark CenterRonald McDonald House Charities of Greater North TexasRyan LLCTom Thumb, and Ussery Printing Company

Golden Spike Sponsor at $10,000 to $24,999: AnonymousBeckBerkley and Harvey FamiliesChildren’s HealthCirro EnergyEnergy TransferKB Homes/Sherwin WilliamsMcDonald’s of Greater North TexasSandra EstessScovell Family,Sewell Automotive Companies, and Summit Transportation

Silver Express Sponsor at $5,000 to $9,999: BNSF Railway Co.Chuy’sDFW ChildLyda Hill FoundationMedical City Children’sPark Cities People & Preston Hollow PeopleTexas Scottish Rite HospitalTrinity Drywall and Plastering, and Trainworx/TW Design

Those interested in supporting The 2020 Trains at NorthPark as a sponsor or volunteer can visit or contact Kathlyn McGuill


Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 38,000 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

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