Highland Lakes Equality Center hosting Pride event in Johnson Park

The Highland Lakes Equality Center is holding its first Equality Fest on Saturday, June 26, in Johnson Park in Marble Falls. The free event is for Pride Month, which celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. Everyone is invited for a day of inclusion and fun.

“(The event) is a day for the community to come together and celebrate equality,” said Sara Limon, event coordinator for HLEC. “Everyone has been locked in their homes for a year. They need something to celebrate, and Pride is perfect for that.” 

Equality Fest is 10 a.m. to sunset at the park, 230 Avenue J South. At 10 a.m., vendor booths open featuring handcrafted products and branded merchandise. Meat and vegetable kabobs, fruit cups, hot dogs, and other food will be sold during the event with proceeds going directly to the HLEC.

San Antonio-based musician Jaime Ramirez will take the stage from 1-3 p.m. at the park’s pavilion. HLEC speakers and representatives will also make appearances, sharing information about upcoming events and local resources for LGBTQ+ residents and allies. 

Adopt-A-Highway

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There is an ever increasing amount of trash and plastic in particular covering our Texas roadsides and highways. The Llano County Democratic Club knew they had to get involved and do what we could to help clean up our environment while at the same time protecting the livestock and livelihood of our Texas Farmers and Ranchers.

 

We chose to adopt a stretch of Highway 29 beginning at Vernon Street in Llano, Texas and heading east for two (2) miles. We will meet to clean up this area once a quarter.

 

Should you have an interest in volunteering with us in this endeavor you may watch the TxDOT Safety Video 
and contact the club by email at: llanocountydemocrats@gmail.com