Highwood shows Love Wins, Raises $1,200 for Pulse victims

Highwood residents and visitors
Highwood residents and visitors showed some love recently at the annual Rainbow Pride Picnic & Pub Crawl. – Celebrate Highwood

‘Van Gogh for Orlando’ raises more than $1,200 to show that love always wins!

Downtown Highwood was pulsating with vibrant colors of the rainbow this past Saturday, June 18 at Celebrate Highwood’s 4th Annual Taste the Rainbow Pride Picnic & Pub Crawl, sponsored by Van Gogh Vodka. In light of the recent tragedy in Orlando, a number of businesses joined together for a ‘Van Gogh for Orlando’ fundraiser in support of the LGBTQ community during its local pride event which raised more than $1,200 for the Pulse Victims Fund including matched funds from Van Gogh Vodka.

The public celebrated Pride Fest locally with a Taste the Rainbow picnic in Cellar Gate Wine Market’s courtyard, followed by a pub crawl throughout Highwood.  In celebration of diversity, each bar served up a different Van Gogh Vodka mixed drink inspired by the many colors of the rainbow: Red Sangria from Cellar Gate Wine Market, Orange Screwdrivers from Teddy O’Brian’s, Yellow Lemon Drops from The Wooden Nickel, Green Appletinis from The Toadstool Pub, Blue Crushes from Bar 210, and Purple Acai Blueberry and Club Sodas from The Humble Pub.

The public is encouraged to continue to donate to ‘Van Gogh for Orlando’ through  www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund and continue the goodwill.

“Celebrating Pride with Taste the Rainbow in Highwood just proved one more time that in the spirit of love, anything is possible,” said event producer, Florencia Lagos. “Love always wins!”

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