BOONE — High Country Pride (HCP) held an organizational meeting on March 30 to begin preparations for this year’s festivities.

This year’s Pride theme “One Heart, One World, One Pride” is a call to all LGBT Pride organizations and groups around the country and around the world to unite their efforts within their community and to join together in creating our celebrations.

HCP has been fortunate to have a very small group of dedicated individuals in the area who have worked tirelessly over the past five years in gathering the resources and talent needed to produce its event. They need deeper and broader commitments of time and talent from individuals, business, LGBT groups and organizations to remain a positive presence in their community. HCP is looking for graphic artists, publicity writers, web administrators, photographers and videographers, talent, vendors, public relations people, fundraisers, event planners, sponsors and volunteer coordinators — and, of course, volunteers. They are also seeking new board members to revitalize, organize and sustain their long-term efforts.

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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' former associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director.