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PHOTOS: Mayors Demings, Dyer Declare December 3 Walt Disney World Day

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(l-r) Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Walt Disney Resort president Jeff Vahle and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings pose for a photo during Orange County Mayor Demings' and Orlando Mayor Dyer's proclaimed "Disney Day" at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Friday, December 3, 2021. Photo: Harry Castiblanco/Florida National News.

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings honored Walt Disney World Resort by declaring December 3 “Walt Disney World Day” in an event at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

After the proclamation, a group of Disney VoluntEars helped sort and pack food to be distributed to thousands of families in need throughout Central Florida.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings (3rd from right) and Disney VoluntEars pack boxes with food to distribute to needy families during Mayor Demings' and Orlando Mayor Dyer's proclaimed "Walt Disney World Day" at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Friday, December 3, 2021. Photo: Harry Castiblanco/Florida National News.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings (3rd from right) and Disney VoluntEars pack boxes with food to distribute to needy families during Mayor Demings’ and Orlando Mayor Dyer’s proclaimed “Walt Disney World Day” at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Friday, December 3, 2021. Photo: Harry Castiblanco/Florida National News.

 

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida president and CEO Dave Krepcho pointed out that the distribution center was made with the collaboration of the Disney Imagineers, the engineers that create many of the attractions in the theme parks. “They made such an incredible environment that truly inspires,” he said. “When the pandemic broke out, Disney was there first, asking ‘what do you need’ and ‘how can we support you,’ and they were there and kept us strong right from the start, helping us to help the community in such a strong day.”

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida president and CEO David Krepcho speaks during Orange County Mayor Demings' and Orlando Mayor Dyer's proclaimed "Walt Disney World Day" at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Friday, December 3, 2021. Photo: Harry Castiblanco/Florida National News.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida president and CEO David Krepcho speaks during Orange County Mayor Demings’ and Orlando Mayor Dyer’s proclaimed “Walt Disney World Day” at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Friday, December 3, 2021. Photo: Harry Castiblanco/Florida National News.

 

Second Harvest was one of six nonprofits that received $3 million in Walt Disney World donations this past year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the opening of Magic Kingdom.

Walt Disney World Resort president Jeff Vahle received the proclamation, saying “it was an honor” to work with nonprofits. “We are fortunate to have been in this community for fifty years,” he added.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings (left) and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer (right) present their respective "Walt Disney World Day" proclamations to Walt Disney Resort president Jeff Vahle at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Friday, December 3, 2021. Photo: Harry Castiblanco/Florida National News.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings (left) and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer (right) present their respective “Walt Disney World Day” proclamations to Walt Disney Resort president Jeff Vahle at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Friday, December 3, 2021. Photo: Harry Castiblanco/Florida National News.

Mayor Dyer said that Disney “has had such an impact in Central Florida in so many visible ways, but also in so many not-so-visible ways. We all have a story about Disney, and Disney is all about the power of their stories. Since 1971, Disney has provided hundreds of millions of dollars and hundreds of ‘voluntEAR’ hours for the community.”

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer speaks during Mayor Demings' and Orlando Mayor Dyer's proclaimed "Walt Disney World Day" at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Friday, December 3, 2021. Photo: Harry Castiblanco/Florida National News.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer speaks during Mayor Demings’ and Orlando Mayor Dyer’s proclaimed “Walt Disney World Day” at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Friday, December 3, 2021. Photo: Harry Castiblanco/Florida National News.

 

Among the donations to the city, Disney has donated to the Walt Disney Amphitheater in Lake Eola, and is one of the founding donors of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Arts. Also, Disney donated a million dollars to help survivors and their families of the Pulse tragedy.

Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and other county and city elected officials pose for a photo with Walt Disney Resort president Jeff Vahle during Orange County Mayor Demings' and Orlando Mayor Dyer's proclaimed "Walt Disney World Day" at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Friday, December 3, 2021. Photo: Harry Castiblanco/Florida National News.

Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and other county and city elected officials pose for a photo with Walt Disney Resort president Jeff Vahle during Orange County Mayor Demings’ and Orlando Mayor Dyer’s proclaimed “Walt Disney World Day” at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Friday, December 3, 2021. Photo: Harry Castiblanco/Florida National News.

 

Mayor Demings remarked that his connection to Disney reaches all the way back to the 70s, when he worked as a cast member. “In serving this community as long as I have, I have seen the countless number of individuals, cast members and other opportunities that Disney has provided to our community to give back. The time spent making magic for guests from all around the world stays with you forever,” he said.

Demings also pointed out how Disney has contributed to the economy of Central Florida, not only donating money but also providing hundreds of thousands of jobs, as well as collecting and distributing 830,000 pounds of prepared, unserved meals through Disney Harvest. “In 2020 alone these donations provided one million meals to residents in need,” he said.

Disney has also donated $100 million through its children’s hospital program, which benefits patients in Orlando Health, Advent Health, and Nemours.

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Juan Carlo Rodriguez is a politics and entertainment writer for Florida National News. He is also the Content Coordinator for FNN News en Español. | info@floridanationalnews.com

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Stones Tour ’24 Hackney Diamonds Ridgedale, Missouri

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(May 23, 2024) – Today, The Rolling Stones have announced they will be extending the STONES TOUR ’24 HACKNEY DIAMONDS with an additional stop in Ridgedale, Missouri on July 21 at Thunder Ridge Nature Arena. Tickets are on sale Friday, May 31, 2024, at 10 a.m. local time. For ticketing information, please visit www.rollingstones.com.
Mick, Keith and Ronnie kicked off their wildly anticipated tour in Houston, Texas, last month and have brought their legendary show to cities across the United States, including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, treating fans to their iconic hits and new music from their critically acclaimed new album HACKNEY DIAMONDS. The STONES TOUR ‘24 HACKNEY DIAMONDS will make stops in 12 more cities across the U.S. and Canada with stops in East Rutherford, Foxboro, Orlando, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Denver, Chicago, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Santa Clara with a final stop in Ridgedale. Full tour routing is below.
Hackney Diamonds is their first studio set of new material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. Since then, the Stones have continued to smash box office records on a series of global sell-out tours and released 2016’s GRAMMY® Award winning Blue & Lonesome, which featured their brilliant versions of many of the blues tracks that helped shape their sound and topped album charts around the world. In 2022, they thrilled European audiences totaling nearly a quarter of a million on the anniversary Sixty tour. The Rolling Stones have sold over 250 million albums worldwide.
Thunder Ridge Nature Arena — a decade in planning, development and construction with the ambition to create America’s most beautiful outdoor amphitheater — is scheduled to open this May as a one-of-a-kind immersive outdoor “musical postcard from Mother Nature.” Located in Ridgedale, Missouri, just a few miles from Branson, Thunder Ridge Nature Arena is described by its creator and visionary — noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris as a “gift of the Ozarks to the world.” It is the only venue on Earth completely dedicated to conservation.
AEG Presents’ Concerts West is the promoter of the Stones Tour ’24 Hackney Diamonds. For tickets and information, head to www.rollingstones.com.
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National Mango Board Continues Momentum into Peak Season with Disney Collaboration and ‘Taste the Joy of Mangos’ Sweepstakes*

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ORLANDO, Fla., May 20, 2024 — Get ready to make some joyful memories with mangos this summer. In celebration of Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2, the National Mango Board and Disney have teamed up for an epic sweepstakes, offering fans the chance to win tickets to the premiere of the highly anticipated film, only in theaters June 14. The sweepstakes launches May 20 and will run through May 31.
As part of the sweepstakes, the National Mango Board and Disney will give fans a chance to win a Grand Prize of two tickets to the World Premiere, which will take place in Hollywood, California. The winner will also be granted a two-night stay and coach air travel for two. Adding to the excitement, the National Mango Board is delighted to be a World Premiere Sponsor.

“We are thrilled with our collaboration celebrating Disney and Pixar’s new movie, Inside Out 2,” said Dan Spellman, Director of Marketing for the National Mango Board. “We’re excited to bring the JOY of mangos to shoppers this summer.”
Consumers can enter the sweepstakes by visiting Mango.org/inside-out and registering before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on May 31. No purchase is necessary to enter this sweepstakes; all that’s needed is a name and an email address. The Grand Prize winner will be selected by a random drawing in early June.
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Angela Omoike final walk as Mrs Florida American 2023

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ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Angela Omoika takes final walk as Mrs. Florida American 2023 during the 2024 Mrs. Florida America Pageants Sunday night, May 19 at the Westgate Lakes Resort in Orlando.

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