Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patty's Day - Cast Member Style

Eyes and Ears, Vol. 9, No. 11
March 16, 1979
Happy St. Patrick's Day....WDW cast member style.  I didn't think I had anything from my collection for St. Patrick's Day but I found this 'Eyes and Ears' from March 16, 1979.  This 8 page, 8.5x11, newsletter was "prepared by and for the cast of Walt Disney World."

The cover article describes the Character Department and how a cast member may become a Pageant Host/Hostess, portraying a Disney Character.  Inside the newsletter are a variety of cast related stories and information, from benefits information to classified ads.

Two articles refer to St. Patrick's Day activities.  "Mardi Gras a Success...St. Pat's Day Next!" describes the menu at the Fantasyland Cafeteria and another article encourages spectators to watch the "3rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Road Race."  And don't miss the results of the backgammon tournament on page 7.