73rd Santa Train, Meghan Linsey bring Christmas to Appalachia


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Celebrity guest Meghan Linsey posed with a fan at the Santa Train.


A volunteer from Food City organized bins of toys on the Santa Train.


Meghan Linsey gave the crowd at the 73rd Santa Train a thumbs up.


KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Rising pop star and “The Voice” Season 8 runner-up Meghan Linsey accompanied the Santa Train on its 73rd run along its 110-mile route through Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee on Saturday.

Linsey helped Santa Claus and volunteers from CSX, Food City, Dignity U Wear and the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce hand out gifts at the 14 stops on the route.

Now in its 73rd year, the Santa Train runs along a 110-mile route through Appalachia, making 14 stops in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee to distribute more than 15 tons of toys and gifts to Appalachian families. The Santa Train is sponsored by CSX, Dignity U Wear, Food City and the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce.

Celebrity guest Meghan Linsey posed with a fan at the Santa Train.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Santa-Train-1.jpgCelebrity guest Meghan Linsey posed with a fan at the Santa Train.

A volunteer from Food City organized bins of toys on the Santa Train.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Santa-Train-3.jpgA volunteer from Food City organized bins of toys on the Santa Train.

Meghan Linsey gave the crowd at the 73rd Santa Train a thumbs up.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Santa-Train-8.jpgMeghan Linsey gave the crowd at the 73rd Santa Train a thumbs up.

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