Celebrate Highwood Media/News

SAVE THE DATE:
HIGHWOOD TOAGIE (TACO+HOAGIE) 5K FUN RUN, WALK & STROLL
TO BENEFIT NORTH SUBURBAN LEGAL AID CLINIC
SATURDAY JULY 17th 9AM FROM WALKER AND WAUKEGAN AVENUES

Registration is now open for family and pet friendly fundraising event

HIGHWOOD, IL (JULY 17, 2021) - Celebrate Highwood is pleased to announce registration is now open for the Toagie 5K Run, Walk & Stroll benefitting the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic that has been a beacon of hope for those in need of access to justice, providing trusted, accessible and free legal services in the areas of domestic violence, housing and immigration. The public is invited to put on their sneakers, grab their family, friends, strollers and pets and join the fun on Saturday, July 17th at 9 a.m. in Downtown Highwood. The start/finish line will be at the intersection of Waukegan and Walker Avenues.

“Celebrate Highwood has been a steadfast supporter of the Clinic since the inception of the 5K. We have experienced a 30% increase in cases since the beginning of the year, and cases have nearly doubled compared to this time last year. It is without question that the funds raised this year will be put to use immediately providing access to justice to those in need,” says Susan Shulman, Executive Director of North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic.

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Celebrate Highwood’s Kick-Off to Summer ‘Grads and Grease’ Carnival
We Go Together June 10th-13th, Highwood Metra Station Parking Lot

HIGHWOOD, IL (June 1-13, 2021) - After a challenging year, Celebrate Highwood is thrilled to announce it will be hosting a Kick-Off to Summer ‘Grads and Grease’ Carnival Thursday June 10th through Sunday June 13th in the Highwood Metra Station parking lot. Taking all COVID precautions, the community is invited to come out and mark the end of another crazy school year. Graduates of all ages from 2020 and 2021 are invited to celebrate their end of the year accomplishments with discounted unlimited ride wristbands.

“The Grease theme seemed appropriate to recognize all of the graduates from 2020 and 2021 who have missed out on so much these past two end-of-school years,” says Brad Slavin, President Celebrate Highwood. “We are encouraging everyone to come out dressed in their favorite character from the movie Grease to share in the excitement.” Attendees dressed in Grease themed attire will also receive discounted unlimited ride wristbands.

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Our festivals may be on hold this year, but we are working hard to help our neighbors. Thanks to YOU and all of your incredible donations to Family Service of Lake County – Nuestro Center, we were able to feed 600 families grocery bags filled with pork, rice, beans, masa, tortillas, potatoes, fruits, veggies and eggs. It was impactful and achieved with YOUR generosity.

Let’s keep it going! Please continue to donate so we can continue to help our community and our friends.
Special thanks to BellaRu Catering and Mis Dos Magos for the food.
Families Helping Families Chicagoland provided the Summer Fun Bags, Fill a Heart 4 Kids provided toiletries & diapers. Windy City Linen and Greco and Sons Inc, Bartlett Illinois for the trucks. Without you we wouldn’t have gotten there! Thank you Rick Roshto for the photos and Coffee Cup Productions for the video.