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6th Annual Pumpkin Run 5K to benefit the people of Haiti

pumpkin-runSaturday, November 14, 2015 | 7:30 AM | $30

This family-friendly event is a fundraiser for mission projects in Haiti and is sponsored by St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, St. Stephen Catholic Community and other friends of Haiti. Proceeds from the event will benefit the people of Haiti with health, education and economic development. Awards will be presented to the top male and female runners and competitive walkers and top three finishers for each age division. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.

Happy Hour for Hunger


WHEN: November 19, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us in front of City Hall for the exciting kickoff event to launch the 2015 “Feed the Need” Fundraising Campaign! The City of Winter Park, Rollins College, Sodexo, Think Creative, Inc., and Winter Park Chamber of Commerce have joined forces for the third year to create “Feed the Need”, a powerful fundraising engine, purely developed to raise money to help Second Harvest Food Bank provide more food for families in need.

Help end hunger in Winter Park by donating as part of the City of Winter Park team! In central Florida, over 172,000 children struggle with hunger. When these kids have no food, we have no choice but to respond. Feed the Need presented by Florida Distributing Company, Mayflower Retirement Community and Winter Park Memorial Hospital, is not your average food drive. It is the first of its kind, community-wide effort with campaign partners. Thank you for your support as we work to end hunger!

Did you know that last year Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida distributed more than 36 million pounds of grocery product – the equivalent of more than 24 million meals?

Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce for a fall-themed happy hour at the Winter Park Village. This fun fall evening will feature drinks and appetizers provided by your favorite Winter Park Village restaurants, plus live entertainment and a photo booth. All ticket proceeds will benefit Feed the Need Winter Park, a community-wide effort to raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida this November.

WHERE: Winter Park Village

COST: $25

Kristen Quinones

Run for the Trees Jeannette Genius McKean Memorial 5k

Winter Park RacesRun for the Trees 5k run/walk is a unique point to point event. The last mile is on the tree-canopied, wilderness dirt road of Genius Drive. This privately owned glimpse of old Florida is opened to the public only once a year, for this event. All finishers receive a young tree! 
Register at or Track Shack, 1104 N. Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Holiday Tree Lighting

ID-1001305The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce invites you to kick off the holidays at the 25th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Central Park in downtown Winter Park on Friday December 5th.  Bring the entire family to this free event for an evening of holiday cheer as Park Avenue is transformed into a Winter Wonderland.

Kick off the evening with performances by local children’s choirs. The tree lighting will be broadcast live on WFTV – Channel 9 with anchor Bob Opsahl.  Afterwards families can enjoy refreshments and activities provided by local businesses, plus visits with Santa.

The Tree Lighting event is also a collection site for the local Toys for Tots campaign. In partnership with WFTV 9 Family Connection, attendees are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the event and help spread holiday cheer to children throughout Central Florida this holiday season. Details on Toys for Tots can be found at Other highlights for the evening include the City of Winter Park’s “Popcorn Flicks,” which will screen the holiday hit movie “Jingle All the Way” free of charge beginning at 7 p.m. near the Central Park stage.