Randall Seymore

Randy Seymore: Spreading Christmas Joy in His Community

One look at the photos taken every Christmas in Jackson, TN and it’s easy to see why CN Railroader in the Community Randy Seymore owns three Santa suits and is booked non-stop from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.

My birthday is December 24, and I sure look like my alter ego, so I guess I was born to be Santa,” laughs Randy, an assistant track supervisor based in Fulton, KY who joined CN 15 years ago.

For many years, Randy has volunteered to be the big guy in red for various local charities, including the Women’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program in Jackson.

“They have a great organization; I believe strongly in what they do, and it has really snowballed since we started doing it,” explains Randy. “We first did it in their offices, and now we have a big program called Christmas in the City, where we open it up to the entire city.

santa photo

Randy spends about 60 hours per year helping to plan, organize and get the event set up. On the day, he greets children for eight hours straight, hearing wishes ranging from getting a unicorn to hoping their parents get back together.

Last year, we had 3,000 kids come,” he reports. “We don’t charge families a dime, because I don’t believe kids should pay to see Santa.”

Randy’s charity recently received its first CN Railroaders in the Community grant, which he says makes him very proud to work for the company.

CN grants are available for eligible employees, retirees and their families. Volunteer 40 hours with a registered charitable organization.