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Community Leaders Enjoy the Candlelight Processional at Epcot

posted on December 4th, 2012 by Wilma Colón, Media Relations Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

It’s hard to get in the spirit of the holiday season when the calendar shows it’s December but the temperature in Orlando is 81 degrees. But last night I was able to feel the true magic of the season when, for the first time as a cast member, I experienced the Candlelight Processional at Epcot.

Andy Garcia Narrates the Candlelight Processional at Epcot

The experience was even more special as I was surrounded by hundreds of community leaders and friends who were invited by Walt Disney World Resort to enjoy this unique holiday tradition. The music of the 50-piece orchestra was touching, the voices of the community choirs were inspiring and the deep and familiar voice of celebrity narrator Andy Garcia was a treat.

Meg Crofton, President of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, United States and France, Presented $100,000 Donation to Central Florida Organizations During the Candlelight Processional at Epcot

But the true highlight of the evening was $100,000 donation that Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, United States and France, presented to two local organizations that help address homelessness and its underlying causes here in Central Florida. Receiving $50,000 each, the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida provides food, shelter, and support services to people who are homeless and the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness is working to end homelessness in Central Florida.

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ryan from FL on December 5th, 2012 at 3:22 am

81 degrees…
and it’s only gonna get hotter.

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