200-Plus Join Sheridan Pride March

An estimated 200 or more people joined the Pride March through downtown Sheridan on Saturday. (Photo by Pat Blair)
An estimated 200 or more people joined the Pride March through downtown Sheridan on Saturday. (Photo by Pat Blair)

An estimated 200 or more people, some carrying signs, others with rainbow or American flags, stepped out at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sheridan's first-ever Pride March.

The event was held to create visibility for Sheridan's LGBTQ community and to commorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, and event organizer Katie Wallenkamp said the hope is for the march to become annual.

Wallenkamp said she worked on plans for the march for 10 days before the event happened.

The route was from the Cozy Corner on Coffeen Avenue to Main Street to Grinnell Plaza, then from there to Gould and back to the Cozy Corner. Her estimate of participant numbers was based on Facebook response, where 200 people said they were coming to the march.

She said she was seeing pride marches happening all over the country, and she wanted to be sure that Sheridan was part of the activity.

People gather at the Cozy Corner for the start of the march. (Photo by Pat Blair)
People gather at the Cozy Corner for the start of the march. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Closer view of a couple of the signs being carried. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Closer view of a couple of the signs being carried. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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