Pride 2020 Caravan
To re-state: there will be no traditional parade or fest this year. Several events have been modified and are happening online (a list is following) and we will have a Pride Caravan on Saturday afternoon, June 6.
Happily, the Caravan is growing and we now have a group meeting in Rutland on Saturday (details below) who will meet up with the Bennington contingent as well as others coming from various locations throughout Vermont including Free Mom Hugs groups. We will all converge at 1:00 pm on Saturday in Manchester and drive through town all together a bit before we disband and head home.
Here is the driving route through Rutland on 6/6/20:
11:30 AM: Meet at Giorgetti Park
11:40 AM: Head on Fairview Ave to State St.
11:45 AM: Head on State St. to Merchants Row
11:50 AM: Drive through Downtown Rutland via Merchants Row past Farmer’s Market.
11:55 AM: Continue through Downtown on Merchants Row until it becomes Strongs Ave.
12:00 PM: Follow Strongs Ave. until it reaches Route 7 South.
12:05 PM: Follow Route 7 South until we reach Manchester, VT at Approx.1 PM.
We will meet up at the Park and Ride on route 30 off of exit 4 from rt7.
We are meeting at the lower Willow Park parking lot at 11:45, to take off together shortly after noon. We will drive through downtown Bennington along the Pride flag route including through Four Corners where CATTV will be filming us (ETA: 12:10-12:20).
Then we will head up through North Bennington (ETA: 12:30), and along 7a through Shaftsbury and Arlington (ETA 12:45) and will meet up with the other groups in Manchester at 1:00. We will drive through Manchester all together before we disband and head home.
We recommend checking for updates on the Queer Connect Facebook page and Pride 2020 Caravan Facebook Event Page.
All QC social media is accessible through our website: queerconnectbennington.com
While it will be challenging to stay IN our cars, we are asking people to honor social distancing by staying IN your vehicles, (and wearing masks if necessary, of course).
We will make up for it by being loudly joyful and radiating our pride widely!!!
Play your best PRIDE songs and decorate your cars gloriously!
And PLEASE, passengers: post your whereabouts on all social media with lots of videos, live-streams, and pride selfies so people hear and see us far and wide!!!!
THANK YOU for participating and for spreading the word, and see you Saturday!!!