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posted Friday, June 18, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 25
Capital City Pride festival draws 10,000 for two-day festival, parade
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Capital City Pride festival draws 10,000 for two-day festival, parade

Pride in Olympia, Washington's capital city, was a tremendous success last weekend, the event's organizers said.

'We hit our maximum in terms of booth and food vendors for this weekend,' said Daniel Furrer, the chair of the Olympia's 2010 festival. 'And the weather was amazing,' he said.

The festival saw 70 food, vendor and non-profit booths at historic Sylvester Park last Saturday, and the parade included 47 entries on Sunday. This was the first year the parade and festival have taken place on two different days. Furrer says that was in response to community interest and market demand to continue the festival's growth. "One of our big motivators to do this was to give more people an opportunity to participate in both the festival and the parade," he said.

In 2011, the Capital City Pride will mark its 20th year. Tony Sermonti, a former chairman of the group, said that people should be ready for a huge celebration next year. "We've been taking Olympia Pride to the next level for the past few years, 2011 will be our breakout year, and the planning for that started this week," he said. "We have a wonderful, supportive community in Olympia, and a big-time Pride celebration in a fairly small town."

Courtesy of Capital City Pride

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