Wednesday, February 11, 2015
We enjoyed last weekend in Chestertown with their version of Mardi Gras celebrations.
The PFLAG/GSA "Umbrella Krewe" entry in the Chester Gras parade won
Third Place! The photo shows why….what a colorful
bunch! Thanks to all the participants
who marched, cheered and encouraged our Mardi Gras Second Line Strut! Thanks also to those who attended the Mardi
Gras Dance on Saturday evening.
The February First Friday gathering of the “Umbrella Krewe” of the Gay Straight Alliance clubs also went well. We had students and adults attending and 5 schools were represented. They included:
Gunston School, Kent
County High School and Middle school, Chesapeake
Thanks everyone…more plans are in the works. Mark your calendars now for First Fridays in
Chestertown. The generous hospitality of
Washington College will continue to give us all a “place
to hang out together” from 5-7 pm on those dates. Bradley Lake
Next Tuesday February 17th is our regular third Tuesday of the month meeting. (It also happens to be this year’s “Fat Tuesday” date.) Our program for this meeting will be to view the 23 minute DVD “Faces and Facets of Transgender Experience.” We also have new materials from PFLAG National to share about being a Transgender Ally. We continue to offer time for socializing and support as a part of these gatherings. This meeting will take place at UUCR 914 Gateway Drive in Chestertown at 7 pm. Hopefully our combined plans with other local groups and neighboring locations will be set soon!
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Let's have some fun this weekend! Encourage our youth by marching in the Mardi Gras parade with them on Saturday morning...details below for Friday and Saturday February 6-7, 2015
First Friday Feb 5
5-7 pm “Open House”
to welcome youth forming the new
at the office of
(above the Nearly New Shop in
Refreshments will be served.
In addition to meeting and greeting youth from various area schools, we will prepare and share costumes/masks/decorations for anyone interested in marching with PFLAG in the Sat AM Mardi Gras Parade.
Saturday Feb 6
12:30 Line up, 1 pm Mardi Gras Parade beginning at the Kent County Court House Parking lot. Masks, throws, décor provided….just show up or bring and wear your own costume. Find us by looking for our Rainbow and Mardi Gras Flags.
1-5 pm “
Live Music, Face Painting, Gumbo Cook off Competition under the heated tent in front of the
for the Arts on High Street. Sponsored by Peoples Bank, this event
benefits the Kent County Backpack Program. Garfield Center
7 pm Doors Open 8 pm Music begins for the
Mardi Gras Dance Party located at the
for the Arts. Garfield Center
Costumes Encouraged, All ages welcome. King Cake served.
Adult tickets $25 including a $5 donation to the Backpack program
PFLAG Chestertown will pay for student tickets reserved in advance (a $10 value). Call Linda Dutton at 443 480 3138 for information.
Yes, we will be having a monthly meeting on Tuesday February 17th! More about that in the next post.....