All Welcome: 24th Annual SW Pride Day Parade & Festival: Sept 15 Woodland Avenue Parade Begins at 61st at 11:00 a.m.

At last year’s SW Pride Day, members and friends of Southwest Community Development Corp.
marched with other community leaders, agency representatives, schools, and drill teams. Unlike previous Pride
Days, marchers will begin the 2019 Parade at the Woodland Village Plaza at 61st Street and Woodland Ave.,
starting at 11:00 a.m. on September 15
At last year’s SW Pride Day, members and friends of Southwest Community Development Corp. marched with other community leaders, agency representatives, schools, and drill teams. Unlike previous Pride Days, marchers will begin the 2019 Parade at the Woodland Village Plaza at 61st Street and Woodland Ave., starting at 11:00 a.m. on September 15

The area weather is forecasted to be mild and partly sunny for the 24th annual Southwest Pride Day on Saturday, September 15. The main focus will again be the gala Pride Day Parade which will begin at a new starting point this year: The Woodland Village Plaza at 61st Street and Woodland Avenue at 11:00 a.m. 

Beginning at 10:00 a.m. folks will start gathering where the parade ends – the 12th District Police Station at 65th and Woodland. There will be lots of good neighborly fellowship and plenty of free food. As in past years, a number of local elected officials will be on hand for informal conversation in anticipation of the upcoming General Election, registration for which ends Monday, October 7.  Local agencies and service organizations will have information tables set up with representatives on hand who can provide useful information and resources. Music will be provided by dynamic DJ, M.C.Doug E.D.

Marchers will be accompanied by a contingent of dedicated 12th District Police officers under the direction of Captain Scott Drissel, Jr. The parade will provide an opportunity for residents and business owners to show their appreciation for the hard work of the 12th District Police during this past difficult year. 

Southwest NAC Coordinator Mark Harrell expressed his appreciation for this year’s event sponsors, Brown’s Island Avenue ShopRite, The Urban Art Gallery, Energy Solutions, Fresh Grocer, and Jewish Employment and Vocational Service (JEVS).

For more information about the Pride Day activities and participation in the parade, contact 12th District Community Affairs Officer Arnold Mitchell at arnold.mitchell@phila.gov or 215-686-3122. 

Photo Credit: Napoleon F. Kingcade

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