July, 2020 - Celebration, Florida

Church Dog Book Cover
July 28, 2020

Meet Church Dog

A new children’s book series based on one famous furry Celebration resident is getting ready to launch this fall. Church Dog is a heartwarming tale about a puppy named K’noot sent from Heaven to teach people about the true nature of God’s unconditional love.  With supernatural eyes that let K’noot see people the way Jesus does,

AdventHealth Medical staff with heart signs
July 22, 2020

The ‘Heart’ of the community

Some say the Celebration Foundation is the heart of our town. I believe we can say, after this period of time, that this town has heart. Or more than 1100 hearts proudly displayed. As news began to develop in March about the pandemic, as Executive Director of the Foundation, I reached out to community partners

July 20, 2020

The Celebrators go way back

How many of you remember Mr. Peabody (a cartoon dog) and Sherman (his adopted, bespectacled, red-headed boy) who appeared in an animated television series in the late 1950s and early 1960s?  Mr. Peabody, the self-proclaimed “smartest being in existence,” invented the “Way Bac Machine” as a birthday present for his son.  Traveling back in time via

Hands holding a heart
July 18, 2020

To provide food to hungry families in Osceola County

The Rotary Club of Celebration made a $5,000 initial seed fund donation and offered a matching fund of $10,000 which the Celebration Foundation stepped up and matched immediately to total a $25,000 commitment! Seeing hunger as an unmet essential need to be addressed quickly, these two Celebration Organizations of Volunteers have an extraordinary determination to

July 13, 2020

Summer pet safety

Along with summer comes special concerns for our furry family members. The main areas of concern are heat, bugs and water safety. Heat is of particular concern here in Florida, for both animals and humans. Cats, originally desert animals, are seemingly more able to adapt to heat, generally disappearing after finding a cool corner. Dogs,

July 10, 2020


December 27, 2013 was the first time I had ever driven into the town of Celebration.  The minute I laid eyes on this community I fell in love.  When I was offered the position in May of 2014 I was so excited I could hardly contain myself.  Of course I said yes, accepted the position

Lunch delivery bags
July 7, 2020

Independence Day is identified with freedom

The Celebration Foundation’s Thriving In Place Program Mission Statement: To empower those who are aging or managing a disability to live in their own homes leading healthy, safe, independent, and productive lives. Our members shared their story about Thriving that we would like to share with you. “We joined for mother, renewed for ourselves.  In