We are excited to celebrate LGBTQ Pride month this June by supporting some of the fun and fabulous activities being held throughout Seattle.  Verity believes that diversity is imperative to vibrant and healthy communities.

Our Greenwood branch kicked things off as a sponsor of Rainbow Hop which was held Saturday June 3rd.   Families could enjoy Drag Queen Story Hour at the Greenwood library with the incomparable Sparkle Leigh and make rainbow themed crafts at 14 businesses and groups along 15 blocks of Greenwood Avenue.  Meagan Parker, Triton Enghusen and Nick Rich from the Greenwood Verity team were a huge hit with their “edible rainbows” made from pipe cleaners, Fruit Loops, and marshmallows. The event ended at Naked City Brewery with a free family concert featuring the School of Rock house band. Children making 6 or more stops were given a free Rainbow Hop T-shirt and a kid’s pass to the Zoo.

The event was organized by the Phinney Neighborhood Association Business Advisory Board which supports small businesses in the Phinney/Greenwood Neighborhood and helps them connect to the community through the PNA and the Greenwood Senior Center.  In addition to sponsoring the Rainbow Hop, Verity is a proud member of the PNA and has two team members on the Business Advisory Board.

On Sunday June 25th, you are invited to join Verity at Pridefest held at the Seattle Center. The day starts with the 45th annual Pride Parade from 11am-3pm. The theme is “Indivisible”. Then join the party at Seattle Center and especially our Verity sponsored booth to celebrate our diverse and inclusive community.

If you are a Verity team member  interested in helping, check out Amanda Hurley’s post from June 1 and sign up for a shift to staff the booth.  The shifts are paid or eligible for comp time and must be approved by your supervisor.   If you would like to learn about other  Pride events such as Family Day at Cal Anderson Park, Dine with Pride or The Totally Gay Sing Along: Cher VS ABBA VS Gaga, check out the calendar at Seattlepride.org

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