Denver PrideFest, Colorado’s largest regional celebration of LGBT Pride. The free festival features live entertainment on three stages, as well as more than 200 vendors, food and drink. Denver PrideFest is the largest annual fundraiser for the GLBT Community Center of Colorado, a non-profit organization that serves more than 47,000 people annually with programs for LGBT youth, seniors, Colorado’s transgender community, and training and legal programs.
March with the HD8 Democrats in the Coors Light PrideFest Parade on Sunday, June 18. The parade starts at 9:30 am from Cheesman Park to Civic Center via Colfax Avenue. Meet behind the HD8 banner at 9:15 am.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863.
HD8 Democrats will be both marching in the Juneteenth Parade and staffing a booth at the festival on Welton St. from 11am - 8pm on Saturday, June17th.
CALLING ALL PCPS IN HD8
The HD8 Sub-District Officers have setup PCP Training. Please bring your laptop. We will be providing Contact Lists, an Introduction to VAN, and discuss the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) initiatives from DPOD.
The sub-district officers will be providing sub sandwiches starting at 6PM. Please RSVP to your sub-district captain this event so we may get a count for food.
Training will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.
Come join HD8 Denver Democrats as we march in the Juneteenth Parade from Manual H.S. down to Welton St. We'll also be staffing a booth at the festival.
We'll be at the historic and beautiful St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2201 Dexter St. Tickets* are $20 for adults and $10 for children and seniors with a glass of wine included. Tickets* may be purchased on-line at https://act.myngp.com/
The HD8 Spaghetti Dinner is always a great place to see old friends & neighbors and meet new ones. Spinelli's Market provides the marinara, Italian sausage, & meatballs (if you've ever tried Spinelli's sauce, you'll understand). We also provide spaghetti squash for those interested in a lighter or non-gluten fare. HD8's in-house sommelier (Kevin Brauer) always has great wine and of course we have some pretty amazing and fun people here in HD8 (Park Hill, City Park, Congress Park, Skyland, Cap Hill, etc).
If you are able, please consider becoming an HD 8 Sponsor. As of April 17th, the 2016 HD8 Spaghetti Dinner sponsors are:
We are accepting dessert and wine donations to keep our costs low.
There will be a random drawing for Century, Victory, and Millennium Club members will have extra wine and art incentives as well.
This is our only fundraiser outside of the Caucus Buck Bags and is how we fund our Get Out The Vote efforts, pay our House District dues to the county party, and of course our rental of monthly meeting space and other expenses through the rest of the year.
* Donations via a personal check are esp. appreciated as they avoid the 4.7% Credit Card fee. Please send sponsorship checks to Mary Brice at 3812 E. 17th Ave. Denver, CO 80206. Include your full name & address, phone, email, occupation, and employer. Make the checks out to Denver Democrats.
Join the HD 8 Democrats celebrating the holidays!