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Performer Jen Anders will appear at the South Georgia Pride festival in Hahira .
Venue : Hahira Train Depot
Samantha Fox , the current Miss South Georgia Pride , will return to the event this June .
Kellie Trent , South Georgia Pride board member , said , “ We want it to be family-friendly , promoting inclusion and love . Obviously , as a hetero adult , I have never had to deal with any hatefulness directed towards me for my sexuality . But I ’ ve been around it all my life , and I ’ ve seen people I care about have to go through that .
“ Unfortunately , it ’ s a problem that for many members of the community starts at home with family members who don ’ t accept them ,” Trent said . “ That ’ s why South Georgia Pride and this festival is important to me , to provide a safe space for those who don ’ t have it at home .”
For more information about the festivities and South Georgia Pride , see the website www . southgeorgiapride . com .
Performers : Mama Stone Jen Anders Flintlock Annie Tom Hochschild / Azalea City Entertainment Samantha Fox
Food trucks : Kona Ice The Shrimp Box
Vendors : Unitarian Universalist Church Saint Barnabus Episcopal Church Amy Britton with Equine Assisted Therapy Jake Hill with Jakes Candles Brittnie Villano with Greetings Outerspace Christian Benoit with the Unity Community Center Chynna Silvernale with Ga . Pine Beeswax Wraps Stacy with Just Peachy Belle Crafts Sheryl with Sign and Print Warehouse Kelsey Riggs with Kelsey ’ s Bakeaway Norma Rivera with Norma ’ s Catering Toni Gay with Riverside Creates Ashley Johnson with Magic Fairytale Soaps
Sponsors : Leaf Therapy Unitarian Universalist Church Medicare Supplemental Insurance Service Azalea City Entertainment Javon Longieliere Photography Kellie Rae Photography Mama Stone
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