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Evansville event to take Pride to next level locally

EVANSVILLE — New group River City Pride is hoping to take Evansville’s LGBTQ Pride celebrations up a notch.

The Evansville Courier & Press reported Monday that River City Pride will hold its firstfestival, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on June 22 at Haynie’s Corner.

From the Evansville Couier & Press:

“It’s time here in Evansville that we do something big,” said Emil Lamar, founder of River City Pride.

AIDS Resource Group sponsored an LGBT pride event last June at Haynie’s Corner, but the upcoming festival will take that to a new level, organizers said. AIDS Resource Group remains involved.

A parade will start things off, followed by hours of music and entertainment, vendors, information booths and more. As of last week, the parade had a dozen entries, and many others have shown interest in the parade and other parts of the event, Lamar said.

Information is available at inrivercitypride.org and on the group’s Facebook page.

RCP is applying for non-profit status and expects to receive it this summer, the newspaper reported.

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