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Community Pride Week in full gear

Memorial Day looking north from Saugatuck’s Oval Beach. (Photo by Scott Sullivan)

By Scott Sullivan
Community Pride Week is underway celebrating not just the local LGBTQ population but all people with educational and fun gatherings.
Community Pride Committee-sponsored events Thursday June 2, include drag bowling at Alley’s Classic American Diner, 229 Center St., Douglas.
The team event will feature 8 lanes with 5 bowlers each from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be trophies and surprise appearances. For more information, email
On Friday Greg R. Baird will present a free lecture on “Century of Progress: 100 Years of LGBTQ History in Saugatuck-Douglas” at the Old School House History Center, 130 Center St., Douglas, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A more-detailed story appears inside.
Sponsors plan their annual Care-A-Van car/van parade with grand marshal Dixie Longate Saturday from 11 a.m. till noon starting on Blue Star Highway turning east onto Center Street through downtown Douglas, then south on Washington Street and west onto Fremont Street, ending behind Beery Field.
Festivities starting then and running through 6 p.m. at the park will include live music by The Mainstays and Hannaniah, a car show, vendor booths, food and beverages by Everyday People Café, surprise special guest appearance and more.
The committee expects close to 1,000 guests and 50 volunteers to take part, with the latter helping clean up after.
Sunday will start with brunch at Borrowed Time, 22 E. Center, Douglas, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. restaurant.
A T Dance performance will highlight closing ceremonies at The Dunes Resort, 333 Blue Star Hwy., Douglas, from 4 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (269) 857-1401.

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