Sunday, June 29, 2008

Pride

It was amazing.

There were a ton of people.

In the background, you can see one of the light-post banners.

There were lots of raffle items, and lots of people entering.

The art display was amazing.

A great time was had by all.

Seriously, everything went remarkably smoothly. The crowd was big but not unruly, there were kids and dogs and families of all descriptions. I met two men who had flown to Lexington specifically for the festival--one, originally from Lexington, had flown in from LA ("Well, I had vacation time anyway..." he explained), and the other, a University of Kentucky alumnus, had come from Florida. Festival attendees, catching sight of my "Organizer" badge, thanked me for helping make it happen and told me how glad they were that we were downtown, and what a great time they were having. We raised over $9,000.

Next year's festival is going to be even more amazing.

2 comments:

Barbara said...

Congratulations! You should be very proud of your contribution to a successful day. Way to go!

Pam said...

Thank you for being one of the many volunteers that was needed to get our first one on the road! It was truly beautiful and freeing of my soul.

Next year, we are going to have to have a larger place! And just think a whole year of planning!! What a awesome job this year's planners did to put this together in about 4 months time.

It will truly be an event that I will remember and so glad to be a part of the very first one.