Local nonprofits are hosting a Pride event at Farmington Park this weekend
- The Pride in the Park event will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 19 at Berg Park at 400 Scott Ave. in Farmington.
- DJ’s Way, Suerte Beauty and Identity Inc. are organizing the event.
FARMINGTON – Area nonprofits are teaming up to host a Pride event this weekend for the community in Farmington Park.
The Pride in the Park event will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 19 at Berg Park at 400 Scott Ave. in Farmington.
DJ’s Way, Suerte Beauty and Identity Inc. are organizing the event. DJ’s Way is a non-profit organization focused on mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
The event flyer says attendees will hear live music with food and drink provided. Activities including a lip sync competition and a high heel run.
Nicole Hall, chair of the board of directors of Identity Inc., told the Daily Times that the non-profit has joined with DJ’s Way and Suerte Beauty in planning the event.
Identity Inc., the non-profit organization that provides resources to the LGTBQ community, has been going through a difficult time during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hall said the non-profit organization’s location in downtown Farmington has closed due to a funding cut, canceling the organization’s group meetings. This is also why Identity Inc. has organized a few events during Pride Month this year.
She hopes the event will help spark interest in nonprofit and fundraising efforts for a new location.
A DJ is planned for the Pride in the Park event along with games and prizes, which are still being finalized.
The San Juan County Democratic Party will have a table, helping those in attendance register to vote.
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Information on the services offered by Identity Inc. will be available. A portion of the proceeds from sales of Suerte Beauty will go to non-profit organizations.
An Identity Inc. raffle will begin on June 19 at the Pride event. A number of prizes will be offered from the raffle fundraiser.
Baskets from businesses and organizations in the area include produce from Harvest Market in Farmington, produce from Caldwell Coffee in Aztec, as well as a basket with wine and a picnic basket with a bottle of scotch.
One package includes a propane grill and a $ 100 Target gift card.
Joshua Kellogg covers the latest news for the Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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