It is Pride Season again. First Churches will once again carry our banner to represent our commitment to being Open and Affirming.
There are record breaking numbers for the March this year! So parking may be somewhat tricky. Check the out NOHOPRIDE to see what parade organizers are saying about where to be and when. Below is a message from Ellen Peterson, Parade organizer for UCC churches.
Greetings ONA Friends, as I receive updates from the NOHO Pride Parade committee, I pass them along to you. They have reached their maximum capacity! There are record breaking numbers of people registered!Here is a note they sent on PARKING: There will be limited parking in town where we will gather, so please consider dropping off people then parking at the free Three County Fairgrounds (54 Fair Street, Northampton) parking area where the Pride Parade ends and where the afternoon activities are held. If the parade volunteers ask you which group you are with, please tell them the United Church of Christ. Here is a photo of the sign that I will be holding up so that you know where we will gather (the Green area).
Remember to bring comfortable shoes, dress according to the weather (sunscreen/raincoats), and plenty of water. See you there!