Riding in circles for children

Supporters cheered as volunteers rode King Arthur's Carrousel at Disneyland last week on behalf of 10 local nonprofits.

The early morning event, dubbed "The Carousel of Possible Dreams," raised $208,575 for Orange County charities that benefit children.

"How fitting to host Carousel of Possible Dreams at the place where dreams come true every day," Disneyland spokeswoman Jill Bolton said in a news release. "We are honored to host this program, which aligns with our focus on promoting the happiness and well-being of kids and families."

The money raised at the event, which was held in celebration of the Festival of Children Foundation's 10th anniversary, will go toward the foundation, as well as the All American Boys Chorus; America on Track; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Orange County; Girls Inc. of Orange County; Make-A-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire; Pacific Symphony; Pretend City Children's Museum; Providence Speech and Hearing Center; and Wyland Foundation.

— Jill Cowan

Twitter: @JillCowan

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