Military families take trip on 'Snowball Express' - FOX 13 News

Military families take trip on 'Snowball Express'

Posted: Updated:

Dozens of Atlanta families who have lost a loved one in the military since September 11 are on their way to Texas for an all-expenses paid trip, thanks to American Airlines.  It's all part of an annual event known as Snowball Express.

In all, about 60 children and adults at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport were part of Friday's big sendoff party, and the smiles on the faces of kids there were priceless.  They met Santa, and enjoyed arts, crafts, food and even face painting.  

The event involves a total of about 1,700 children and spouses of fallen U.S. military members each year.  This is the seventh year the event has been held.  During the four-day trip to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the families will take part in the Dallas Children's Parade, visit the Fort Worth Stockyards and Billy Bob's, and pay a visit to Six Flags.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • 2-year-old drowns in Paulding Co. pool

    2-year-old drowns in Paulding Co. pool

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:29:17 GMT
    Authorities are investigating the drowning of a 2-year-old Paulding County boy.
    Authorities are investigating the drowning of a 2-year-old Paulding County boy.

  • Missing Tyrone teen located in Florida

    Missing Tyrone teen located in Florida

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:26:14 GMT
    Police in Florida have located a 13-year-old runaway from Tyrone, a city south of Atlanta.
    Police in Florida have located a 13-year-old runaway from Tyrone, a city south of Atlanta.
  • Man shot dead outside South DeKalb Mall

    Man shot dead outside South DeKalb Mall

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:39:41 GMT
    A man has been charged with murder after a shooting outside South DeKalb Mall on Wednesday evening.
    A man has been charged with murder after a shooting outside South DeKalb Mall on Wednesday evening.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices