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Military families board Snowball Express

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Families boarded the Snowball Express Thursday morning from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport for a trip to Dallas.

More than 12 military families that have lost loved ones loaded into the Snowball Express. Thanks to American Airlines, they had a charter jet all to themselves.

The group is headed to Dallas for a few days of holiday fun. It's an all-expense paid trip to help bring hope, joy and new memories to the children who have lost a parent. For some kids, this will be their first trip while others have made this a tradition over the years.

Since the program started, the Snowball Express has provided Christmas cheer to almost 2,000 kids in eight locations.

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