Mountain Pride slated

Carolinas News Notes

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Blue Ridge Pride will be held on Oct. 6, 12-7 p.m., at Pack Square Park.

Theme for this year is “United with Pride.”

Various activities will be held during the weekend and will culminate with the outdoor festival.

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According to promoters, it has been named by CNN Travel as one of the five Pride festivals to attend.

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The Renaissance Hotel serves as the host hotel. Attendees can obtain a blurpon, a buy-one-get-one at 50 percent off, to stay at the hotel on Oct. 5-6. A raffle is also being held for a two-night stay at the hotel for $5 each. To find out more about this program, email Drawing will be held on Oct. 1. Rooms are limited and can be booked on a first come-first served basis.

For more information, visit

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Posted by Lainey Millen

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