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Trains at NorthPark supporters get in the spirit at posh sponsor party

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Todd and Courtney Westerburg, Claire and Stephen Raggio, trains of northpark sponsor party
Todd Westerburg, Courtney Westerburg, Claire Raggio, Stephen Raggio Photo by Steve Foxall
Nicole Sanor, William Sanor, Karen Sanor
Nicole Seanor, William Seanor, Karen Seanor Photo by Steve Foxall
Kris and Jill Cumnock, Bob White, trains of northpark sponsor party
Kris Cumnock, Jill Cumnock, Bob White Photo by Steve Foxall
Lindsay Wheeler, Elizabeth Wheeler, Alissa Gearing, trains of northpark sponsor party
Lindsay Wheeler, Elizabeth Wheeler, Alissa Gearing Photo by Steve Foxall
Evan Westerburg and Leigh Brown, trains of northpaork sponsor party
Evan Westerburg, Leigh Brown Photo by Steve Foxall
Kara and Jeff Axley, Charlie and Stacey Beck, trains of northpark sponsor party
Kara Axley, Jeff Axley, Charlie Beck, Stacey Beck  Photo by Steve Foxall
Brandi Chilian, Taryn Cooper, Alissa Gearing, Lizzie Bailey, trains at northpark sponsor party
Brandi Chilian, Taryn Cooper, Alissa Gearing, Lizzie Bailey Photo by Steve Foxall
Kelly Branum, Stephanie Logan, Courtney Halpin, Melissa McMillian, Amy Theriot, trains of northpark sponsor party
Kelly Branum, Stephanie Logan,  Courtney Halpin, Melissa McMillian, Amy Theriot Photo by Steve Foxall
Lynsey and Chris Provost, Victoria Brown, trains of northpark sponsor party
Lynsey Provost, Chris Provost, Victoria Brown Photo by Steve Foxall
Bob Wood, Diane Fullingim, Elizabeth and Carlton Ferguson, trains of northpark sponsor party
Bob Wood, Diane Fullingim, Elizabeth Ferguson, Carlton Ferguson  Photo by Steve Foxall
Todd and Courtney Westerburg, Claire and Stephen Raggio, trains of northpark sponsor party
Nicole Sanor, William Sanor, Karen Sanor
Kris and Jill Cumnock, Bob White, trains of northpark sponsor party
Lindsay Wheeler, Elizabeth Wheeler, Alissa Gearing, trains of northpark sponsor party
Evan Westerburg and Leigh Brown, trains of northpaork sponsor party
Kara and Jeff Axley, Charlie and Stacey Beck, trains of northpark sponsor party
Brandi Chilian, Taryn Cooper, Alissa Gearing, Lizzie Bailey, trains at northpark sponsor party
Kelly Branum, Stephanie Logan, Courtney Halpin, Melissa McMillian, Amy Theriot, trains of northpark sponsor party
Lynsey and Chris Provost, Victoria Brown, trains of northpark sponsor party
Bob Wood, Diane Fullingim, Elizabeth and Carlton Ferguson, trains of northpark sponsor party

More than 100 festive friends of the Trains at NorthPark gathered at the Preston Hollow estate of Karen and William Seanor to welcome the trains back for the 2013 holiday season. 

The beloved holiday tradition includes trains rolling across 1,600 feet of track on a journey across America. More than 75,000 people visit the Trains at NorthPark each season, and that takes a lot of behind-the-scenes work by the people who gathered to celebrate. 

Guests — including Nicole Seanor, Robin and Norm Bagwell, Lauren and Pat ArthurSally and Mike McWilliams, Dr. Dale Fuller, and Katie and Bill Collins — sipped holiday cocktails while listening to Jill Montgomery tickle the ivories. Another treat: Southwestern specialties from Stephan Pyles. Getting the celebrity chef to whip up tamale tartlets and citrus-poached rock shrimp (among other bites) is a special occasion in itself. Am I right or am I right? 

Co-chairs Courtney Westerburg and Claire Raggio thanked guests and welcomed Bob White, executive vice president of Bank of Texas, who had nothing but kind words to say about those who have helped the Trains of Northpark ride on for 26 years. 

“We appreciate the great work of the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas,” White said. “We are delighted to be associated with the work you do.”

All proceeds from the Trains at NorthPark benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. This year’s exhibit, which runs through January 5, 2014, is located on level two between Sephora and Free People.

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