Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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September 17, 2009

Wynonna Judd to be guest on Santa Train

PIKEVILLE — Country music singer Wynonna Judd will return to her roots later this year as a special guest on the Santa Train that delivers gifts to children in Appalachia.

A statement says the Ashland native is celebrating the release of her recent album, "Sing: Chapter 1," and the anniversary of her 25th year in the music business.

The Santa Train will make 14 stops in the mountains of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee on Nov. 21. It is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce in Kingsport, Tenn., Florida-based CSX Transportation Inc. and Food City Grocers of Abingdon, Va.

Wynonna, Santa Claus and several volunteers will deliver 15 tons of toys, including six pallets donated by the Children's Miracle Network, to thousands of residents who live along the route.

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