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Frederick Pride 2013 / Utica Park, Frederick County


Frederick Pride 2013 / Utica Park, Frederick County

The Frederick Center's second annual Community gathering! Double the size, double the fun. Park address is 10200-B Old Frederick Rd, Frederick, MD. Held rain or shine. Pavilion is handicap accessible, with some picnic tables designed for wheelchairs.

You have a choice, patronize/thank the following:
Stage Sponsor: The Club, Martinsburg WV
Pavilion Sponsor: The Lodge, Boonsboro MD
Emcee: Sampson
Food Vendor: That Cuban Place
Food Vendor: The Club
Sign language interpreters Sponsor: Interp-Mezzo
Media Sponsor: The Washington Blade
Media Sponsor: Baltimore OUTloud
Graphics Sponsor: Tuxedo Arts/Jon Hoffman
Graphics Sponsor: Text Design, Inc. / Christina Renshaw
Rainbow Financial Donor: Patrick Street Interiors
Rainbow Financial Donor: Capital One N.A.
Gold Financial Donor: Downtown Piano Works
Gold Financial Donor: In memory of Anne Shaffer
Gold Financial Donor: Primed
Gold Financial Donor: Tomandy Gallery
plus many other donors making this event possible

Equality Speakers:
Senator Ron Young - Sponsor of MD Senate Marriage Equality bill
Del. Heather Mizeur - Out lesbian, MD House
Del. Galen Clagett - Sponsor of MD House Marriage Equality bill

The Frederick Center Youth Group is once again organizing the activities for Pride. Here is what they have worked up so far:
-Capture the Flag
-Corn Hole (beanie toss)
-Dodge Ball
-Kick Ball
-Pie Eating Contest
-Duck Duck Pride
-Water Balloon Toss
-Sand Art
-Face Painting
-Best Pride Outfit Contest w/Prize
-Best Pride Pet Contest w/Prize

Kid-friendly drag performances sponsored by The Lodge:
Ashley Bannks, Araya Sparxx, Dezi Minaj, and Jasmine Phoenix

Tentative schedule for Frederick Pride 2013 (as of 6/16):
12:00 Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
12:15 Reading of Frederick City Proclamation
12:30 Band - Black Mama Cats
1:20 Speaker - Senator Ron Young on equality
1:35 Band - Jazz Community Group
2:10 Drag #1 from The Lodge
2:30 DJ - JerrBear from The Club
3:00 Speaker - Delegate Galen Clagett on equality
3:15 Band - Michael Ratliff
4:00 Speaker - Delegate Heather Mizeur on equality
4:20 Drag #2 from The Lodge
4:40 Band/DJ (TBA)
5:30 Closing Remarks
6:00 Frederick Pride 2013 ends
* Sampson will be performing comedy between acts

Alcohol will not be for sale at the event, but those 21+ are welcome to bring their own. Alcohol must be responsibly consumed within 25 feet of the pavilion per county law (the boundary will be clearly marked). Remember, this is a kid-friendly event.

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