Saturday, June 12, 2010

Olympia Has A Lot To Be Proud Of

Above: Friends listen to Kimya Dawson and the Olympia Free Choir today at the Capital City Pride Day Festival in Sylvester Park. Kimya and the group meets twice a week to practice - all are welcome.

by Janine Gates

The day was filled with sunshine and rainbows at Sylvester Park for the Capital City Pride Festival, which continues tomorrow with a noon-time parade downtown. For more information, go to:

The family-friendly event featured plenty of food, friends, non-profit group information tables and commercial vendor booths. Olympia's own Grammy-award winning Kimya Dawson and lots of other local talent entertained the crowd.

Above: Larissa Podzaline of the local band Press.

Above: Drag Queen Athena Kiss accepts a donation for her performance.

Above: Sylvester Park today.

Above: We're pretty proud of Olympia's own Kimya Dawson.

Above: Capital City Pride 2010 - More Pride. More To Love.