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VIDEO: A Love-In for Link


Scores of people held a love-in Friday in the Eau Gallie Arts District. The object of their adoration was Eau Gallie Florist Link Johnsten, who passed away in his sleep Thursday morning. The manner of this love in? Festooning Highland Avenue with thousands of rose petals.

What a glorious and fitting way for us to pay our respect and love to dear Link, a visionary, a talent, a philanthropist and a cheerleader for his community. He leaves such a void, but we can rejoice in the bounty he shared with us all.

It was heartening to see his family there.

Instead of you reading about it, why not check out this 3 min. 51 second video. I promise you’ll feel the love.

A funeral mass will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ascension Catholic Church in Melbourne. A reception will follow at the Foosaner Art Museum in EGAD.

In addition to my video, check out FLORIDA TODAY’s Malcolm Denemark’s video which is just beautiful. You can find it by clicking here.