Thank you for the support

The Board of Parkersburg Pride would like to thank all the community members and business sponsors who attended and supported our first Parkersburg Pride Family Picnic on Saturday, June 23 at City Park. We were fortunate to have an invocation by the Rev. Janice Hill of First Christian Church.

Despite inclement weather, over 500 residents of the Parkersburg area attended this family-friendly inaugural event. With the generous contributions of our sponsors, we were able to serve a free cookout lunch to the entire group. Children attending the picnic completed over 300 craft projects with help from our volunteers.

We would also like to thank the musicians from Back Porch Alibi and High Schools That Rock for providing musical entertainment, as well as Parkersburg City Council Member Jeff Fox for providing sound and DJ services.

Over a dozen community organizations also attended the event and provided information to attendees about community resources. We are grateful to the following sponsors: First Settlement Physical Therapy, McHappy’s Bake Shoppe, Napoli’s, Sheetz, McCarter Health Center, Six Eighteen Sign Studio, Mango Latin Bistro, Jewelry Buyers of Vienna, Rainmaker, Kokomo’s, Roger Morrison, Planned Parenthood, Parkersburg Brewing Company.

And a special thanks to all who attended the Family Picnic and to all who volunteered.

Jeanne Peters

Parkersburg Pride Board Member