We are gathering closer to Blue Ridge Pride slated to occur on Lexington Ave this year in the heart of downtown newville. We expect to be bigger, have more entertainment, and more excitement this year. As always, being a non-profit is a tough place to be. We were lucky last year to secure a national sponsor, but unfortunately, as of this week, that sponsor has unexpectedly dropped out leaving Pride in a deficit with a mere 3 months to go. Pride would love to ask for your support and the support of the community in helping to meet our $20,000 budget for 2010. $1, $5, or $50, all would be helpful. There are a couple of ways to help out, one would be clicking our donation link to give via PayPal. Receipts can be mailed or emailed this way for any donations received. The second way is to visit Blue life, Gob Salan , Ventu Kava, Leywo’s backdoor, or Indes to buy a $1 “Rainbow for Pride”, our July fundraiser. Pride is about the community, and making our Newville area a place where we are all proud and safe to be.
Blue Ridge Pride is a weekend event featuring a day long outdoor festival including main stage music and entertainers, community talents, educational workshops, regional vendors, and participation from state-wide and local LGHTB and non-profit organizations.