HOW OFTEN DO YOU VISIT DISNEY?
This week it's twice. I'm an annual passholder who lives ten minutes away so I get to go quite a bit. I love to pop in for a few hours to shop, eat or watch a show.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU VOLUNTEER AND WHERE?
almost every day! I'm so lucky my husband supports my love to be a professional volunteer and stay at home mom. I work with my local community, Anaheim Arts Council (supporting the arts in education and our community) Anaheim Beautiful (helping Anaheim stay and become more beautiful through our, memorial tree program, scholarships for graduating high school seniors, grants to local schools, community clean up days and many other programs) Anaheim YMCA, Anaheim Flag Day, Anaheim Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting (my husband and I make sure the children of Anaheim can visit with Mr & Mrs Santa and take home a free photo every year) John F. Kennedy Scholarship Foundation (helping to provide collage scholarships), PTA, Anaheim Union High School District (any help they need i try to provide it, from making crepes for the annual principals breakfast to serving as president of the Superintendent's Advisory Council President) Anaheim Sister City Commission (I'm involved with the student exchange program. Students from Mito Japan are placed with Anaheim families and spend two weeks here learning about us. The best day is always our annual trip to Disneyland and it's easily the students favorite day also!) and many other fantastic groups in our community.
HOW DO YOU COMBINE YOUR LOVE FOR DISNEY AND YOUR PASSION FOR VOLUNTEERING TOGETHER?
I love to donate Disney items to the charity auctions! I have also been lucky to be involved with groups that Disney supports. I was able to ride Soaring and walk DCA before the park was completed. I've worked with amazing castmembers and made great friends, I have also volunteered to work the annual Disney Half Marathon. The marathon is always so much fun!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY MEMORY? Watching my boys lead their high school band down main street as Drum majors to start the parade!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SOUVENIR YOU HAVE EVER GOTTEN FROM ANY OF THE DISNEY PARKS?
I have so many! We have a problem with collecting Disney! I would have to say our Main Street Olzewski coffee table. I love to sit every night looking down Main Street from my couch. It's Disney magic at it's finest!
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO DO EVERY TIME YOU VISIT DISNEY?
Stop in the Disneyanna Store!
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER AND WHY? Ursula! I love the Villains and she is just perfect!
WHAT MAKES YOUR DISNEY PASSION STAND OUT ABOVE OTHERS?
I don't know how to stop! We stay at the California Grand or Disneyland Hotel at least once a year (yes I know I only live around the corner),I have been to Disney World over 1/2 dozen times, we are Disney Vacation Club Members, our trip to Disney Paris was amazing, we are Disney cruise addicts and have a Disney Cruise booked for this July going to Russia!
Here are some more of Lori's fun pictures. Check out some of the collections she has!
Can I just say her Haunted Mansion art makes me swoon? LOL! For real!
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