An Extra 150 Of Pride
This years Pride Parade will be more visually stunning than ever, thanks to the acquisition by the Pride Committee of five 30 professional float trailers and a cornucopia of props and construction materials:
SF Pride President, Joshua Smith, said:
"This means an extra 150 of dazzling diversity at this years Parade.
Community groups stand to benefit directly because the Pride Committee is making the trailers and equipment available free of charge to non-profit organizations who submit the most exciting designs. The Pride Committee is launching a competition as the mechanism for non-profit groups to submit their designs. The successful applicants will also have the free use of the Committees float building space and workshop on Pier 45 for the months of May and June to realize their vision. The closing date for entries is April 15.
Two of the floats will be used by the Pride Committee and so a minimum of three floats will be awarded this year to the organizations that can come up with the most innovative and creative ideas.
Our Community is known for its creativity. What we are doing is being true to our mission and providing the resources to enable that creativity to blossom in a magnificent expression of community, pride and culture.
Said Pride Executive Director, Teddy Witherington.
The Committee completed the purchase of the trailers and props last week from Ickler Productions in the East Bay. Ickler Productions is closing shop and the opportunity to purchase the equipment arises at a time when the Pride Committee, through sound financial management, has the resources the make such an investment.
This year is the 32nd anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebrations and Parade. The event will be held over the June 29/30 weekend. The event theme is Be Yourself, Change the World.