The Highland Community Foundation and Smalltown Coffee Co. announced today through posts on their respective Facebook pages, a new collaboration to raise funds for the Foundation’s “Highland Has Art” program, aimed at assisting and promoting the arts and art-related projects in the Town of Highland.

Smalltown Coffee, a small batch coffee roaster from Highland, will develop a “Highland” blend coffee on behalf of the Foundation and will donate a portion of the sale proceeds to the Foundation’s “Highland Has Art” initiative. The blend will be developed this summer and early fall, by including taste-test input from residents visiting Smalltown’s booth in August at Highland’s Midweek Music and the Market, at Main Square Park. Highland artists will be given the opportunity to create the wrap artwork for the 12 oz. coffee bag, and the coffee will be available for sale starting October 14th at Highland’s annual Festival of the Trail.

“We were looking for a way to get involved with the community, and this gives us the chance to do just that,” said Smalltown Coffee Co-Owner Elizabeth Steel. “The community will be part of the whole process,” noted Co-Owner Annette McKeown. “For the Highland blend, Highland chooses the coffee, and Highland artists create the art.”

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