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(PLANO, TX, January 22, 2018)Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, one of North America’s largest HVAC service companies, is now a proud sponsor of Make-A-Wish®. The North American partnership will touch the hundreds of US and Canadian communities Service Experts serves out of its 89 service centers. Service Experts Chief Executive Officer Scott Boose announced this along with an initial donation of $150,000 by Service Experts. Make-A-Wish serves a unique mission of creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

“We are honored to be able to work across all of our American and Canadian communities,” said Boose at the December kickoff. “And there’s a list of children waiting for wishes in all of them. Our 3,200 employees will work with our customers and partners to provide more support and grant even more wishes, so together, we can help make that list shorter. Wishes make very sick kids feel better, and sometimes, when they feel better, they get better.”

The December kickoff also previewed two forthcoming Service Experts wish reveal parties, where wish children share their wish with the wish teams that will fulfill them. One wish party will be at Service Experts headquarters in Plano, and the other will be at a Toronto Service Experts location.

“Above and beyond our initial donation, we are incentivizing our centers to work with their partners and customers in the community to help grant even more wishes,” added Boose. “One of the highlights of the 2018 Service Experts Make-A-Wish campaign will be in April, which is World Wish Month, and April 29, World Wish Day. We’re already planning a company-wide bowl-a-thon to help us also come together in a joint mission of kindness driven by wishful thinking.” 

Founded in 1982 by a group of big-hearted law enforcement officers and their friends and family, Make-A-Wish provides wish kids with hope for better times, the strength for tough times, and the joy to experience the present. Every year, approximately 27,000 children are diagnosed with critical illnesses. A wish experience can be a game-changer, and tens of thousands of volunteers, donors, and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish vision to grant the wish of each of these children. In the United States, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. Last year alone, Make-A-Wish granted 15,300 wishes.

Present at the Service Experts Make-A-Wish announcement were Erin Michel, Chief Development Officer, and Tabatha Gonzalez-Olaechea, Director of Development – Central, both from Make-A-Wish North Texas Chapter. John MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enercare, which owns Service Experts, was also on-hand alongside Boose from Service Experts, with his team-members David Moody, Vice President Marketing and Customer Engagement, and Lisa Lange, Senior Marketing Manager. Service Experts has 89 locations across 29 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces, all of which will be integral to helping make wishes happen in 2018. More information on Service Experts and the Make-A- Wish partnership is available online at www.serviceexperts.com.

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About Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning North America

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning locations have been serving their communities with air conditioning and heating repair, maintenance plans and new system installation for decades, and the average age of their service centers is over 50 years. Headquartered in Plano, TX, Service Experts is one of North America’s largest heating and air conditioning service companies with 89 locations across 29 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. Their team of NATE-certified technicians delivers expert service, repair, and installation on all brands of furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, air handlers, humidifiers, and indoor air purifying systems for both the residential and commercial markets. For more information on home comfort products, services and local rebates offered by Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, visit ServiceExperts.com.

 

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Co-chairs Hollee Hirzel and Bridget Miller with Ho

Ronald McDonald House of Dallas Honors Chairs, Sponsors and Supporters Who

Delivered the Charm of this Year’s Holiday Exhibit, Running Now through January 7, 2018

 

DALLAS January 5, 2018Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) thanked the chairs and sponsors of this year’s The Trains at NorthPark, presented by Bank of Texas, at the Highland Park home of Lindsay Billingsley. Open now through January 7, 2018, The Trains at NorthPark is a beloved holiday attraction that draws about 75,000 visitors each year and provides the largest source of funding for RMHD.

 

This year’s Honorary Chairs are Dr. Dale Fuller and his wife Jean Fuller.  Dr. Fuller, a radiation oncologist, is a long-time supporter and founding board member of RMHD, which has provided a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill or injured children since 1981. The 2017 co-chairs for The Trains at NorthPark are Hollee Hirzel and Bridget Miller.

 

“This is truly a labor of love. There are few people we work with for The Trains at NorthPark that have not been touched by the work of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas,” said Jill Cumnock, Chief Executive Officer of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. “Thirty years ago, The Trains at NorthPark was founded as a fundraiser to further our work. Over that time, we have been able to serve 37,000 kids and their families. Without The Trains at NorthPark’s sponsors and chairs, we would not have been able to serve nearly as many as we have. We are so fortunate to have sponsors like Bank of Texas, who support us year after year.”

 

Dr. Dale Fuller was instrumental in the formation of RMHD in 1981, and is still involved 36 years later. That year, Dr. Joann Cornet an oncologist at Children’s, called Dr. Fuller to help with a grant for planning the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. Dr. Fuller also helped to find a location for the first house, which opened with ten beds near Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Fuller recounted before a large crowd of sponsors that he had a brother who passed away at six years old, and discussed how the work RMHD does helps families heal.

 

Original kid conductor, Amy Maggard of Plano, was also at the event. She is now a nurse and mother of two, who still has the scrapbook she made during her stay in 1987 at RMHD, as well as from her time as Kid Conductor. Robert Powell, a nine-year-old double amputee from Little Rock, gladly accepted the honor to be this year’s Kid Conductor. This role included cutting the ribbon for the 30th Anniversary exhibit alongside Ronald McDonald on prostheses he received just last April.

 

The Trains at NorthPark features more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes nearly 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987. Featuring cityscapes like Dallas, New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, The Trains at NorthPark also includes New England’s fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods and Route 66. Thomas the Train and his friends also draw families to the charming exhibit, which has been seen by around two million people over its 30-year run.

 

The Trains at NorthPark is supported by:

 

Presenting Sponsor: Bank of Texas

 

Platinum Baron Sponsor at $25,000 and above: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater North Texas; MHBT, Inc., a Marsh and McLennan Agency, LLP; NorthPark Center; NBC5; and Tom Thumb.

 

Golden Spike at $10,000-$24,999: Cirro Energy; Children’s Medical Center; Energy Transfer Partners; Prairie Creek Partners; Ussery Printing; DART; and Summit Transportation.

 

Silver Express at $5,000-$9,999: Hilltop Holdings, Inc.; Texas Scottish Rite Hospital; Lyda Hill; Bridget & Josh Miller/The Miller Family Foundation; BNSF; Sewell Automotive Group; Medical City Children’s Hospital; Dallas Children’s Charities; Moroch; PaperCity; McDonald’s; The Beck Group; TW Trainworx; People Newspapers; and Dallas Child.

 

Chief Engineer at $2,500-$4,999: ISI Commercial Refrigeration; The Francis Family; CDC; The Cain Foundation; Carolyn and Karl Rathjen, Brad Porter; Lauren McHenry & Ben Davis; The Enrico Foundation; Davaco; Gehan Homes, Ltd.; Cecilie and Ronnie Holman; Cullum Construction, Quadrant Investment Properties; Primrose School of Bedford; Misty and Steven Smathers; Thompson and Knight Foundation; ATI Restoration; and The Senior Voice.

 

Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free. This year, The Trains at NorthPark is in a new location on the 2nd level of NorthPark Mall near Neiman Marcus.

 

Those interested in supporting The Trains at NorthPark through sponsorship, volunteering or purchasing a railcar can do so by visiting www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com or contacting Janie Robertson at jrobertson@rmhdallas.org.

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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 37,000 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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Nine-year-old Robert Powell of Little Rock Cut the Ribbon for the 30th Anniversary Exhibit Smiling and Standing Strong on Prosthetic Legs He Received This Year

 

DALLAS December 11, 2017Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) announced Robert Powell as the Kid Conductor for this year’s The Trains at NorthPark, presented by Bank of Texas, open now through January 7, 2018. Powell, a nine-year-old double amputee from Little Rock, gladly accepted the honor, which included cutting the ribbon for the 30th Anniversary exhibit alongside Ronald McDonald on prostheses he received just last April.

 

Raised in a Chinese orphanage until 2015, Robert was adopted by Art and Jen Powell who have four biological and six adopted children. Robert was born with Arthrogryposis, which affects every joint in his body with severe contractures. A year after his adoption, the Powell family sought the specialists at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, who deemed Robert an excellent candidate for prosthesis. Both of his legs were amputated in January, and he received his first set of prostheses in April. Throughout his multiple surgeries, Robert and his family stayed at RMHD, finding both comfort and community.

 

“We will never forget the day our son begged his physical therapist to take his new legs back to show his Ronald McDonald House of Dallas family how he could walk,” said Jen Powell. “Sure enough, our boy walked from the entry into the lobby with a huge crowd of staff and volunteers cheering every step of victory. Being able to stay at the House has meant so much to our family. It has eased financial burdens we could not have possibly shouldered, and it has allowed us to stay connected with each of our children as they take turns to visit.”

 

Robert’s younger sister Bethany, who was born with Williams Syndrome, also stayed at RMHD this year while visiting specialists at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.


“We were thrilled to recognize this incredible young man as our 30th Kid Conductor,” added Jill Cumnock. “We call our House ‘the House That Love Built’, but the Powells have taken that label to a new level with their family, not only accepting the added responsibility of adopting children, but also taking on the challenges that come with adopting children with special needs. Robert and his family exemplify what The Trains at NorthPark is all about – they are just one of the 1,200 families we have the privilege of serving each year through the money raised by this little exhibit that could.”

 

The Trains at NorthPark features more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes nearly 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987. Featuring cityscapes like Dallas, New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, The Trains at NorthPark also includes New England’s fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods and Route 66. Thomas the Train and his friends also draw families to the charming exhibit, which has been seen by around two million people over its 30-year run.

 

This year’s Honorary Chairs are Dr. Dale Fuller and his wife Jean Fuller. Dr. Fuller, a radiation oncologist, is a long-time supporter and founding board member of RMHD, which has provided a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill or injured children since 1981. The 2017 co-chairs for The Trains at NorthPark are Hollee Hirzel and Bridget Miller.

 

Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free. The exhibit is closed on Christmas Day and closes early at 4 p.m. for both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This year, The Trains at NorthPark is in a new location on the 2nd level of NorthPark Mall near Neiman Marcus.

 

Those interested in supporting The Trains at NorthPark through sponsorship, volunteering or purchasing a railcar can do so by visiting www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com or contacting Janie Robertson at jrobertson@rmhdallas.org.

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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 37,000 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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The Trains at NorthPark Celebrates 30 Years of Holiday Fun

Texas’ Most Elaborate Miniature Toy Trains Exhibit Continues Through to January 7

 

The Trains at NorthPark is continuing its 30th annual holiday run through January 7, 2018. Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), and presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark features more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes nearly 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987.

 

“This is a milestone year for our little exhibit that could,” said Jill Cumnock, Chief Executive Officer of RMHD. “Over the last three decades, The Trains at NorthPark has grown to be more than just our largest source of annual funding. It has become a ‘can’t miss’ on the holiday list for thousands of families from around the state, who come to experience the magic and leave having helped the 1,200 families we serve each year.”

 

The Trains at NorthPark features cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include New England’s fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods and Route 66. Thomas the Train and his friends also draw families to the charming exhibit, which has been seen by around two million people over its 30-year run.

 

One-of-a-kind, personalized railcars are currently on sale as a holiday gift that gives back, perfect for individuals, families and organizations to also have a presence on the rails. This year’s featured railcar is a 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Passenger Car in emerald green, available for $275. Additionally, standard railcars are available for $175, cabooses for $225, and engines for $325.

 

Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free. The exhibit closes for Christmas and Thanksgiving, also closing early at 4 p.m. for both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This year, The Trains at NorthPark will be at a new location on the 2nd level of NorthPark Mall between Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

 

Those interested in supporting The Trains at NorthPark through sponsorship, volunteering or purchasing a railcar can do so by visiting www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com or contacting Janie Robertson at jrobertson@rmhdallas.org.

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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 36,000 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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DALLAS (November 21, 2017) – The Landmark Restaurant, located inside the historic Warwick Melrose – Dallas, will be hosting an extravagant Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet. A lavish menu, featuring a variety of dishes, will be served in an atmosphere of comfortable luxury.

 

“My favorite part of the holiday season is the traditions that are celebrated each year,” said executive chef of The Landmark Restaurant, Chef Patrick McElroy. “The buffet will include a traditional favorite such as the Roasted Herbed Turkey with Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Sauce.”

 

The full Thanksgiving menu:

 

Thanksgiving Day Brunch Buffet

 

Breakfast Breads, Muffins and Pastries

Peach and Blueberry Croustade with Chocolate Shavings

Fresh Melons and Berries

International Cheeses with Dried Fruits and Nuts

Grilled Vegetables and Crudités with Avocado Ranch Dressing

Mixed Greens with House Made Ranch and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Iceberg and Romaine with Kalamata Olives, Green Onions, Feta Cheese and Grape Tomatoes

with Housemade Balsamic and Ranch Dressing

Three Bean Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Grain Mustard Potato Salad

Cucumber Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing

Heirloom Tomato and Pine Nut Salad with Fresh Mozzarella and Aged Balsamic

Creamy Pennette Salad with Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Herbs and English Peas

Fresh Melon Salad with Sweet Mint Basil and Mint

 

Seafood Station

Smoked Salmon with Traditional Garnishes

Chilled Poached Shrimp and Crab Claws

Peppar Cocktail Sauce and Remoulade

Fresh Assorted Sushi and Tamari Sauce

 

Hot Displayed Items

Roasted Herbed Turkey with Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Sauce

Traditional Cornbread and Herb Stuffing

Cedar Planked Barramundi with Meyer Lemon Cream and Parmesan Panko Crust

Rosemary and Garlic Infused Pork Loin with Cranberry Jus

Herb Roasted 8-Way Chicken

Baby Yukon Smashed Potatoes with Cheddar and Chives

Sweet Potato with Marshmallow Topping

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

Butter Poached Winter Vegetables with Citrus Zest

Eggs Benedict

Sausage and Bacon

Biscuits and Gravy

 

Action Stations

Virginia Baked Ham with Dijon and Maple Glaze

Hickory Smoked Prime Rib with Merlot Demi-Glace, Horseradish Cream and Dinner Rolls

Made To Order Omelet and Waffle Station

 

Children Station

Chicken Fingers

Macaroni and Cheese

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Assorted Cookies and Brownies

 

Desserts

Assorted Cakes and Pies to include Mousse Cake, Carrot Cake, Apple Pie, Cherry Pie and More

Mini Desserts to Include Pistachio Cannolis, Fruit Tarts, Truffles and Mini Cherry Pies

Whiskey and White Chocolate Bread Pudding

 

Mimosas included

 

Seating From: 11am to 3pm

Adults: $70 per person, Children 5yrs – 12 yrs $25, Children under 5 yrs free

Tax and Gratuity are not included/20% Gratuity added to parties of six or more guests

For Reservations call: 214.224.3152 or Online at www.warwickhotels.com/dallas

 

Built in 1924, Dallas’ historic Warwick Melrose offers 184 well-appointed guest rooms, 21 spacious suites and an unparalleled Presidential Suite. Many of the rooms feature stunning views of the city of Dallas, with all accommodations exuding an Old World elegance, superior levels of comfort and distinctive style. A highly sought-after venue for meetings, weddings and celebrations, the Warwick – Melrose Dallas has been offering stately grandeur for special Dallas events for nearly a century. The hotel is also known for The Landmark Restaurant, and The Library Bar, staples on the Dallas dining and nightlife scenes. Hours and reservations are available by calling 214-521-5151, or visiting www.warwickmelrosedallas.com. More information about dining at The Landmark Restaurant is available at https://warwickhotels.com/dallas/dining/the-landmark-restaurant/, and reservations can be made by calling +1 (214) 224-3152.

 

ABOUT WARWICK HOTELS & RESORTS

Warwick Hotels & Resorts (WHR) was launched in 1980 with the purchase of Warwick New York, a hotel originally built by William Randolph Hearst for his Hollywood friends. The WHR Group now includes more than 50 prestigious Hotels, Resorts & Spas worldwide located in city centers and resort destinations in the United States, Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Bali, the South Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Further details can be found at www.warwickhotels.com.

 

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November 2 Event to to Raise Upkeep Funds for Upkeep of The Legacy of Love Monument at the Oak Lawn Triangle

Oak Lawn, Dallas, Texas – October 16, 2017 – The Oak Lawn Committee (OLC) announced a new push to raise funds to upgrade and provide a solid financial basis for the care and maintenance of The Legacy of Love Monument at the Oak Lawn Triangle. OLC built The Legacy of Love Monument at the Oak Lawn Triangle in 2005 with funds raised privately, and pays all the costs of its maintenance and upkeep. The Monument has become the neighborhood’s gathering place, fulfilling the OLC’s vision for its purpose.

But, as Brenda Marks, President of The Oak Lawn Committee, commented, “that vision hasn’t kept it from harm, whether caused by late-night drunksincars or hateful vandalism. The cost of maintaining, cleaning, insuring and protecting the Legacy of Love Monument is ours – but we rely on the community’s financial support to carry out our obligation, and we need the community’s help now. We are honored by the generosity of our Presenting Sponsor Warwick Melrose Hotel – Dallas, in making this fundraising effort possible. OLC could never accomplish it without their help.”

To replenish the Monument’s Maintenance Endowment Fund held at Communities Foundation of Texas, Oak Lawn Committee, along with Presenting Sponsor Warwick Melrose Hotel – Dallas, is hosting “Celebrate a Landmark at the Landmark” at 6 pm on Thursday, November 2, 2017, in the hotel’s flagship restaurant, the Landmark.  Andrew Wright, General Manager of the hotel said “Our hotel has witnessed Dallas’ rich history as a part of our beloved Oak Lawn community. It’s evolution into a haven for love in the city allows us to welcome incredible guests and groups, and we’re honored to serve this role for ‘Celebrate a Landmark at the Landmark.”

Event tickets are $100 each and may be purchased online at Celebrate a Landmark at the Landmark.  Tickets will also be available at the door on November 2.

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2017 Chairs Bridget Miller and Hollee Hirzel - Ver

Current and past chairs of The Trains at NorthPark gathered at the home of Alan Engstrom for a 30th Anniversary Luncheon honoring those that have made the annual holiday event benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) possible over the past three decades. Engstrom chaired the first-ever The Trains at NorthPark in 1987 with Debbie Raynor alongside founder Ban Bywaters, who was in attendance with his wife, Kathleen. The original Kid Conductor, Amy Maggard, was also on-hand with a scrapbook made during her 1987 stay at RMHD and time in the spotlight as Kid Conductor.

 

The Trains at NorthPark, presented by Bank of Texas and benefiting RMHD, attracts more than 70,000 visitors each holiday season at Dallas’ favorite shopping destination with over 750 railcars recognizing the corporations, organizations, families and individuals who make the seasonal attraction possible. The 30th annual holiday run will arrive November 18, 2017, and be open daily through January 7, 2018.

 

“This 30th Anniversary luncheon brought together so many of the amazing personalities that have helped shepherd and steer this event over the last 30 years,” said Jill Cumnock, chief executive officer of RMHD. “From Ban Bywaters, who first thought to create The Trains, to this year’s Honorary Chairs Dr. Dale and Jean Fuller, it was a joyful reunion celebrating this exhibit, which has served as an amazing vehicle to raise more than $13 million for RMHD, while also becoming a beloved holiday traditions for tens of thousands.”

 

The Trains at NorthPark is the largest miniature train exhibit in Texas, a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes that heralds the North Texas holiday spirit each year. It has been seen by around two million people since its original run in 1987.

 

This year’s Honorary Chairs are Dr. Dale Fuller and his wife Jean Fuller. Dr. Fuller, a radiation oncologist, is a long-time supporter and founding board member of RMHD, which has provided a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill or injured children seeking treatment at Dallas hospitals since 1981. The 2017 co-chairs for The Trains at NorthPark are Hollee Hirzel and Bridget Miller. Jamie Singer chaired the luncheon.

 

Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free. The exhibit closes for Christmas and Thanksgiving, also closing early at 4 p.m. for both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Those interested in supporting The Trains at NorthPark through sponsorship, volunteering or purchasing a railcar can do so by visiting www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com or contacting Janie Robertson at jrobertson@rmhdallas.org.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Bret Redman 

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 37,000 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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Custom railcar sales for the 30th Anniversary of The Trains at NorthPark are brisk, but supporters should know the October 12 deadline is approaching if they want their railcar on the tracks at the debut of this year’s exhibit on Saturday, November 18. The Trains at NorthPark, presented by Bank of Texas and benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), attracts more than 70,000 visitors each holiday season at Dallas’ favorite shopping destination with over 750 railcars recognizing the corporations, organizations, families and individuals who make the seasonal attraction possible. The 30th annual holiday run will arrive November 18, 2017, and be open daily through January 7, 2018.

 

Railcars are priced at $175 for a standard railcar; $275 for a 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Passenger Car in emerald green (fourth in a series of annual Limited Edition passenger cars); $225 for a Caboose; and $325 for an engine. All railcars are hand-painted and customized according to the purchaser’s direction.

 

The Trains at NorthPark is the largest miniature train exhibit in Texas, a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes that heralds the North Texas holiday spirit each year. It has been seen by around two million people since its original run in 1987, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD.

 

“We have some amazing Dallas legacies memorialized in our three decades of railcars,” said Jill Cumnock, chief executive officer of RMHD. “Generations of families and corporations like Bank of Texas have made this beloved event both possible and incredibly successful over the years, making our little exhibit that could a ‘can’t miss’ on the holiday list for thousands of families from around the region. The Trains at NorthPark is our largest source of annual funding, helping us serve 1,200 families each year.”

 

The Trains at NorthPark will arrive at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 18 at its new location on the 2nd level of NorthPark Mall between Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, and will extend through Sunday, January 7, 2017. It will feature cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include New England’s fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and Route 66.

 

This year’s Honorary Chairs are Dr. Dale Fuller and his wife Jean Fuller. Dr. Fuller, a radiation oncologist, is a long-time supporter and founding board member of RMHD, which has provided a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill or injured children seeking treatment at Dallas hospitals since 1981. The 2017 co-chairs for The Trains at NorthPark are Hollee Hirzel and Bridget Miller.

 

Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free. The exhibit closes for Christmas and Thanksgiving, also closing early at 4 p.m. for both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Those interested in supporting The Trains at NorthPark through sponsorship, volunteering or purchasing a railcar can do so by visiting www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com or contacting Janie Robertson at jrobertson@rmhdallas.org.

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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 36,000 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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Deadline to be on the tracks Opening Day is October 12

 

DALLAS September 25, 2017 – Custom railcar sales for the 30th Anniversary of The Trains at NorthPark are brisk, but supporters should know the October 12 deadline is approaching if they want their railcar on the tracks at the debut of this year’s exhibit on Saturday, November 18. The Trains at NorthPark, presented by Bank of Texas and benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), attracts more than 70,000 visitors each holiday season at Dallas’ favorite shopping destination with over 750 railcars recognizing the corporations, organizations, families and individuals who make the seasonal attraction possible. The 30th annual holiday run will arrive November 18, 2017, and be open daily through January 7, 2018.

 

Railcars are priced at $175 for a standard railcar; $275 for a 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Passenger Car in emerald green (fourth in a series of annual Limited Edition passenger cars); $225 for a Caboose; and $325 for an engine. All railcars are hand-painted and customized according to the purchaser’s direction.

 

The Trains at NorthPark is the largest miniature train exhibit in Texas, a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes that heralds the North Texas holiday spirit each year. It has been seen by around two million people since its original run in 1987, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD.

 

“We have some amazing Dallas legacies memorialized in our three decades of railcars,” said Jill Cumnock, chief executive officer of RMHD. “Generations of families and corporations like Bank of Texas have made this beloved event both possible and incredibly successful over the years, making our little exhibit that could a ‘can’t miss’ on the holiday list for thousands of families from around the region. The Trains at NorthPark is our largest source of annual funding, helping us serve 1,200 families each year.”

 

The Trains at NorthPark will arrive at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 18 at its new location on the 2nd level of NorthPark Mall between Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, and will extend through Sunday, January 7, 2017. It will feature cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include New England’s fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and Route 66.

 

This year’s Honorary Chairs are Dr. Dale Fuller and his wife Jean Fuller. Dr. Fuller, a radiation oncologist, is a long-time supporter and founding board member of RMHD, which has provided a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill or injured children seeking treatment at Dallas hospitals since 1981. The 2017 co-chairs for The Trains at NorthPark are Hollee Hirzel and Bridget Miller.

 

Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free. The exhibit closes for Christmas and Thanksgiving, also closing early at 4 p.m. for both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Those interested in supporting The Trains at NorthPark through sponsorship, volunteering or purchasing a railcar can do so by visiting www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com or contacting Janie Robertson at jrobertson@rmhdallas.org.

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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 36,000 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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Justin Dyniewski of Progressive Psychiatry will head the Southlake practice.

Progressive Psychiatry, a Fort Worth-based private practice focusing on putting patients aged 3 to 65 back in charge of their mental health, has opened a third location at 1330 North White Chapel Blvd. in Southlake. Justin Dyniewski, M.D., who is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Board Eligible in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, will practice at the new office serving Southlake’s mental health community.

 

“We have a novel approach to healthcare at Progressive Psychiatry that successfully delivers individualized mental health treatment that is both transparent and collaborative,” said Brian Dixon, M.D., founder and Executive Director of Progressive Psychiatry. Named to the Fort Worth Business Press “2017 40 Under 40”, Dr. Dixon is blazing new paths to reintegrate mental health into our modern lifestyles . “Bypassing health insurance companies that exist solely to make a profit, we spend the needed time and attention with our patients free of restrictions, and are thrilled to expand this unique but effective approach in Southlake with Dr. Dyniewski.”

 

Prior to joining Progressive Psychiatry, Dr. Dyniewski served for five years as a staff physician for Mental Health Mental Retardation (MHMR) of Tarrant County, the second-largest community center in Texas providing mental health and intellectual and development disability services. He earned his Doctor of Medicine in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Harding University.

 

“Children and teens grow through unique developmental stages, and it’s important that mental health providers use these as checkpoints and guides to build individualized treatment plans for the whole family,” added Dr. Dyniewski. “Teamwork is powerful, and I, along with Dr. Dixon, aim to build teams of motivated parents, energetic patients, active educators, and collaborating health providers so your children can reach their maximum potential.”

 

Progressive Psychiatry’s Southlake location specializes in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety and depression, offering help in coping with behavioral issues, Bipolar Disorder, intra-familial conflict, medication management, PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Impulse Control and all Mood Disorders.

 

The office is located at 1330 North White Chapel Blvd., Suite 100 in Southlake, and can be reached at 682-200-1744, or via email at info@progressivepsychiatry.org. Progressive Psychiatry also has two Fort Worth locations. More information on Progressive Psychiatry’s fresh approach to mental healthcare is available online at www.progressivepsychiatry.org