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The Times
  • Pride Days celebration re-named Community Days

  • Pride Days seem to have always been apart of the Richfield Springs community and this year the village will celebrate it’s seventh annual Pride Days in a similar way.

    This year, the celebration will be known as Community Days.

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  • Pride Days seem to have always been apart of the Richfield Springs community and this year the village will celebrate it’s seventh annual Pride Days in a similar way.
    This year, the celebration will be known as Community Days.
    Community Center Zone Youth Program Board Vice President Jackie Hinckley said the board has decided to change the name of the annual celebration because it’s something community looks forward to every year.
    “In 2006, Pride Days began as a fundraiser to support the community center building and this year we’re making some changes, because unfortunately in the recent few years Pride Days haven’t been as profitable,” she said.
    Currently the community center board is in the planning stages for the summer event, which will take place during the second weekend in August.
    This year the celebration will shorten its schedule of events and change its location to Richfield Springs Central School to help save on funding.
    Hinckley said the board still plans to have a majority of the usual activates.
    “We’re looking to simplify and a lot of the activates are being planned on a smaller scale. For food we will have fewer vendors, but we will plan to have hot dogs, hamburgers and Brooks barbecue.”
    The celebration will still include three days of carnival rides and other daily events such as the parade, talent show, musical entertainment, village-wide yard sale and Chinese auction.
    “We really want to continue the fundraiser, because the community’s support helps to run the community center and with the fundraiser the community gets something positive in return,” Hinckley said.

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