Tag: santa train

Congratulations to Thompson Square!

April 2nd, 2012

Kids Wish Network would like to congratulate country music duo Thompson Square for winning The Academy of Country Music’s vocal duo of the year!! This incredibly talented husband-and-wife duo, Keifer and Shawna Thompson, volunteered side-by-side with Kids Wish Network during last year’s 69th annual CSX Santa Train. Read all about the heartwarming experience on our previouse […]

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Photo: Ed Rode Photography, edrode.com

Another Successful Santa Train!

November 28th, 2011

Have you ever wondered how Santa’s elves must feel when Santa takes off in his sleigh to deliver toys to boys and girls worldwide? I bet I know EXACTLY how they feel: a bit tired but extremely joyful. I bet they can’t stop smiling, just like me. I just got back from helping out on […]

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Choo, Choo! The CSX Santa Train is Almost Here!

November 9th, 2011

For the third year in a row, Kids Wish Network is getting ready to board the CSX Santa Train with loads and loads of awesome toys and gifts to give to deserving children all throughout the Appalachian Mountain region. What is this Santa Train, you ask. Well, let me tell you. It’s an amazing old, […]

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Volunteers to gather Wed. night to prepare for Santa Train

November 17th, 2010

KINGSPORT, TN — Volunteers will gather at Food City on Wednesday, Nov. 17, to assemble more than 15 tons of gifts that will be given out by Santa from the Santa Train on Saturday, Nov. 20.  This event kicks off the Santa Train festivities. This year’s Santa Train marks the largest donation of toys in […]

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A Note from the Executive Director

December 14th, 2009

I watched the special on CSX’s Santa Train that aired on Great American Country over the weekend and it was amazing. If you haven’t seen it yet, I suggest you do. I am extremely proud to say that Kids Wish Network was a part of this wonderful endeavor to help the children and families in […]

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CSX Santa Train

November 17th, 2009

Well, the big day is very close now and I am super excited!! It is the 67th year of the CSX Santa Train and I get to go on it! How lucky am I??? This train ride has become a very memorable tradition for the many families living in the Appalachian Mountains. It’s an early […]

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Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.