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Datebook: December 5 – Walt Disney Turns 110

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Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 (and died December 15, 1966). Along with his brother Roy O. Disney, he was co-founder of Walt Disney Productions, which later became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. The corporation is now known as The Walt Disney Company and had an annual revenue of approximately US $36 billion in the 2010 financial year. Disney is particularly noted as a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created some of the world’s most well-known fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, for whom Disney himself provided the original voice. During his lifetime he received four honorary Academy Awards and won 22 Academy Awards from a total of 59 nominations, including a record four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual in history.

It’s Monday, December 5

The Paducah Knights of Columbus fundraise with a Christmas Tree Sale continuing while trees last weekdays from 4 to 8 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the downtown Farmer’s Market. Trees are Fraser Fir and Scotch Pine from 6 to 12 feet tall.

Friday is the deadline to bring food items for Christmas Baskets for Need Line of Murray. Tomorrow is the deadline for signing-up to receive a basket. Bring items ranging from jello and candy canes to turkey, sweet potatoes and stuffing mix. Donations are also welcome at the office, 638 South Fourth Street.

Tomorrow the Kiwanis Club of Paducah hosts its annual Charity Christmas Auction at Rolling Hills Country Club. A silent auction starts at 6:30 p.m. and goes live at 7:30. Admission is free and open to all. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Proceeds benefit Helping Hands, St. Nicholas Clinic, the club’s scholarship, Paducah Day Nursery and the West Kentucky Easter Seals.

Enjoy the week. Stay informed with wkms.org. Thank you.

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