The Center Orlando hosts annual Celebrity Bartending fundraiser

By : Christen Kelley
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ORLANDO | Local celebrities will go head-to-head in a competition for tips during The LGBT+ Center Orlando’s sixth annual Celebrity Bartending night at SAVOY Orlando Sept. 11.

LGBTQ and ally politicians, journalists, entertainers and more will be making drinks for attendees from 6 p.m. to midnight. All proceeds will benefit The Center for services such as STI testing and LGBT+ education and outreach in Central Florida.

Among those competing are Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, Scott Maxwell from the Orlando Sentinel and drag queen legend Miss Sammy.

The Center promotes the well being of LGBTQ individuals by providing a safe space as well as social and health services.

Executive Director George Wallace says it will be an opportunity for The Center to fund their day-to-day operations.

“As executive director, I get to go to a lot of different fundraisers and this one is just fun,” he says. “We just need to continue to advocate for LGBTQ equality across the board.”

Wallace will also be one of the celebrities on duty. He participated in the event before but he’s still a little unsure of his mixology skills.

“If you order anything that has more than two liquors, you’re getting a beer,” he says.

For more information, visit The LGBT+ Center Orlando’s Facebook page.

Check out the full celebrity lineup and times they will be tending the bar below:

6-7 p.m.

Nikole Parker, OnePulse Foundation

Sabrina, Real Radio, News Junkies, iheart Media

George Wallace, The Center

7-8 p.m.

Allison Walker Torres, Emmy Award winning journalist, CFNews 13

Trina Gregory-Propst, Se7en Bites, Food Newtwork

Scott Maxwell. Orlando Sentinel

8-9 p.m.

Erica Roberts, Local drag sensation

Moira, Moira’s Mixed Company, Philips Phile, iheart Media

Heather Wilkie, Zebra Coalition

9-10 p.m.

Kenny Howard, Tony Award winning Producer and Director

Brendan O”Connor-The Bungalower, The Bungalower & The Bus

Patty Sheehan, CIty of Orlando Commissioner (District 3)

10-11 p.m.

Beth McKee, Musician

Miss Sammy, Broadway star, Playboy centerfold and living legend

Rauce Padgett, Jim Colbert Show, Comedian

11 p.m.-Midnight

Danny Garcia, Watermark

Addison Taylor, Comedy Queen

James from Stonewall

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