Welcome to Ellington Equality
Parade route will begin at 2PM at Ellington High School and end at the celebration in Arbor Park. (For parking you can park in Arbor Park/Center School lot and walk through the back bus entry on Maple St to walk to High School) The person leading the route will have be holding a Pride emoji.
What to expect at Arbor Park:
2PM-Event Starts in Arbor Park (Some exhibitors may be walking in the Parade in which case some areas may start around 2:20)
2:30-Some brief opening remarks followed by an intro to Q Plus and Drag Performances
Following the performances, story sharing opportunity for any that would like. There would also be a few Drag Book readings in the stage area used for Farmer's Market.
4PM-Raffle Winners Announced (Winner need not be present)
Tie Dye Station--Learn about different Pride Flags and then tie dye a bandana to a flag of your choosing.* (Feel free to bring your own items to tie dye) Ellington Pride T-Shirts available to tie dye with donations. Proceeds benefiting Q Plus CT. (Cash Card and Venmmo accepted).
Ellington Youth Services-Ally Chain activity*
Ellington Girl Scout Troop 10737-Game booth*
Free Pride Sticker Booth and temporary tattoos*
Poster Booth-Bring or make your own at the booth. Theme: What does Pride mean to you?* (Will display in Arbor Park)
The Revival Room*
Youth appropriate Drag Performances (Original lineup has changed but still have 3 lined up)
Drag performers will have a book reading and be available for photo ops*
Open mic/Story sharing opportunity after the Drag Performances
Rainbow Bridge and Balloon Arch Photo Op*
Q+ Youth Empowerment Resource Booth*
EMS GSA--Bottlecap Craft*
Kenny the Clown-(Balloon Twisting)*
EHS Art Club and NAHS-Face Painting* Also, original art, ceramics and more with proceeds for the art club.
EHS GSA*-Rock Painting and Nametags
Jay-Hand/Arm/Leg Paintings offered.
Jackal Games Trading-Rainbow Dragon and Frog 3D Prints
Mooriah's Ice Cream
Cinco de Mayo Food Truck (Arriving shortly after 2PM)
Raffle to benefit Q Plus CT
Drawing will be at 4PM (Winner need not be present)
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As an organization we are working to ensure that everyone in our community, in our state and in our country be treated equally. We believe that no one should have fewer opportunities to succeed in life because of the color of their skin, where they were born, what they believe, who they love, their gender or gender identity or whether they have a disability (seen or unseen).
Ellington Equality is committed to social justice through advocacy, awareness and education. We promote equality in our community through status, rights and opportunity.