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Heart of Reality Sidewalk Sale

Celebration FL Winter Sidewalk SaleEnjoy meeting reality show stars while giving to a good cause at the Hearts of Reality Sidewalk Sale July 31- August 3. After meeting the stars you can go and enjoy shopping at a discount.

Thursday July 31 , 2014

9:00 PM – Private Sponsor Party
(Only VIP Sponsors permitted)

Friday August 1, 2014:

Sidewalk Sale Begins
Celebrity Outing in Kissimmee, FL area for reality stars and Special Package Sponsors (private)
Pirates and Princesses Party at Give Kids The World (private)

Saturday August 2, 2014:

2:15-3:00 PM– (Private) Autograph Signing For VIP Sponsors Only at:
Bohemian Hotel-Celebration

3:00 – 6:00 PM (Public) Autograph Signing in Downtown Celebration at:
Bohemian Hotel-Celebration

For the Autograph Signing on Saturday- $25.00 donation to Give Kids The World gets you into the autograph area for photos and autographs with the stars. Includes a commemorative Autograph Booklet.
(Due to the volume of guests and the charity donation, Autographs will be limited to one autograph item per person)
(for information on the autograph signing, contact 407-566-4007)

10:00 PM Wrap Up Party (details: TBA)
Come party with the stars of “Survivor” “Big Brother” , Ghost Hunters, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, “The Amazing Race” and other hit reality shows in this one-of-a-kind Luau themed party .

For the Party Saturday Night: $30.00 donation to Give Kids The World gets you finger food, Survivor Karaoke, and admission to the party. Available at the door only on Saturday Night. NO advance tickets sold (except for part of the hotel package)

Sunday August 3, 2014:
Sidewalk Sale Ends Downtown

Heart of Florida United Way to Host 22nd Annual Chef’s Gala

foodJoin the Florida United Way in attending the 22nd Annual Chef’s Gala on May 10. Event starts at 6:45-10pm. This event has been recognized as the region’s premier food and wine pairing event. The Heart of Florida United Way Chef’s Gala features exquisite cuisine from more than 20 of Central Florida’s top chefs, along with thoughtfully paired fine wines, live music and a silent auction.

Having raised more than $296,000 last year, Chef’s Gala is historically United Way’s largest fundraiser for education, income, health and basic needs program, which serve thousands of Central Floridians in dire need.

Hunger Heroes

ID-100173869Osceola Connected is hosting a meal packing event on May 3rd & 4th and would love your help in our efforts to reduce the number of kids who have become statistics. Donations and volunteers are more than welcome. You can sign up online to donate your time or your money, visit the Osceola Connected website today!

Just $20.00 will feed 80 children. Every bit helps So please do your part and help kids in your community.

Exotic Car Show

ID-100180626Join us from April 10-13, for the 11th Annual Celebration Exotic Car Festival children’s charity event! This four-day event showcases North America’s largest collection of exotic cars, race cars and iconic Hollywood movie cars.

Let’s come together to help children with life threatening medical conditions. Following two exhilarating track days and racing, the event moves to Celebration FL. There is a lot of fun and action to be had. For more information visit,

Celebration Half Marathon

Celebration Marathon 2014Come out and cheer for the racers in the Celebration Half Marathon on January 26. All registration is closed and only charity placements are left. for more information about the run click here. Celebrate afterward with the racers at the After Race  Party.

This race qualifies racers for world class marathons, such as the Boston Marathon.

Celebration Women’s Club Home Tour



Visit nine exquisite homes all decorated for the holidays in fabulous downtown Celebration FL.
All proceeds of this event will benefit HELP Now of Osceola Women’s & Children’s Shelter and scholarship opportunities for high school students. Tours will take place on December 7 and 8.

Book your seat now as space is limited. Tickets available ahead of time for $15.00 on line at, in person at Salon 720 in Celebration or the Celebration Foundation. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the tour for $20.00 in front of the Celebration Welcome Center at 690 Celebration Avenue (next to the Post Office).

Call Jana Renner 321-697-8230 for more information.

Celebration Marathon and Half Marathon

Are you looking to do a marathon that can get you into shape, or possibly even qualify for the Boston Marathon next year? Maybe you just want to enjoy yourself at your own pace. If so, you will want to take part in the Celebration Marathon or Half Marathon this coming  January 26, 2014. There is still spots available,  the last date to enter the marathon is January 14th, so join today!

To register for the marathon, visit this link:

There will be prizes, race packets, and of course helping to raise scholarship funds for Osceola high school seniors.

The race course runs through some of the most scenic areas of Celebration FL. The course is ideally flat for first time runner, and as mentioned above, winners from this race qualify for the Boston marathon.

Come out and support a great cause and start a great healthy lifestyle by preparing now. Join a local running group already in training, or start your own, but make sure to get your race team’s name into Ken Zambito (

Stuff the Bus!

The Celebration community is gathering together to help Celebration High School students that don’t have school supplies for this year. Make a difference by helping out students that qualify to be considered a “Family in Transition” and help them rise above their current situation. Purchase school supplies and bring those donations to the Celebration K-8 School Open House on August 16th from 3 pm – 6 pm. You can also drop off your donations in Downtown Celebration on August 17th from 10 am – 2 pm. If you cannot attend either event, you may drop your donations off at the Celebration High School Open House on August 15th from 4 pm – 7 pm or during normal business hours at the Water Tower Place Chick-Fil-A, Celebration Town Hall, or the Celebration Foundation. Thank you for helping us offer a brighter future to local students!

Hearts of Reality











The 2013 Summer Sidewalk Sale will be extra special.  Alongside the treasure hunt and special sales, this year’s special feature is the stars of the small screen. Participants from some of televisions reality programs such as Big Brother, Survivor, The Amazing Race and more, will be in  attendance and signing autographs.

The Sidewalk sale runs from Friday, August 2 to Sunday August 4. To participate in the treasure hunt pick up a copy of the map from Town Center restaurants to navigate around town and solve puzzles. The winner of the treasure hunt will receive $500 worth of cash and prizes. Autograph proceeds benefit the Give Kid’s the World Village.


August 3, from 3-6pm features the open autograph signing session, a $20 donation is appreciated, all donators will be given a commemorative booklet. Followed by a Luau party at 10pm in Town Tavern.

August 4 is the last day to hand in the treasure hunt maps and solved puzzles.


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Osceola Connected Hosts Meal Packing Event

Osceola Connected, a coalition of organizations with an aim to help children in need in Osceola County, in collaboration with Feeding Children Everywhere is packaging 250,000 healthy meals to feed the hungry in Osceola County. Osceola Connected is hosting a Meal Packing Event on May 4 and 5, 2013 and is calling for volunteers and donors.


To get involved, here are the venues for the Meal Packing Event:
May 4 – St. Cloud Civic Center and Kissimmee Civic Center
May 5 – Celebration Town Hall and Florida Hospital Celebration Health

For donations, one meal is equal to $0.25. If you donate more, you can provide more meals for the children and families.

To volunteer or donate, please visit You can also contact 407-566-1234 for more information.


Through partnerships and people with kind hearts like you, we can make a difference in this world and can extend help to the families in Osceola and their children as they try to find a way out of their situation.