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Pride Picnic and Resource Fair

Saturday, Sep 19th, 11am-2pm


Come for a fun picnic, with music and entertainment. LGBT friendly organizations will setup with information and/or activities. Bring your chairs, bring your blankets and food….come by boat, even!

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Volunteers needed!
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Catawba Valley Pride 2015 Scholarship Recipient

Catawba Valley Pride is pleased to announce the scholarship winner for 2015. Dakota Duncan of Burke County has been awarded a $500.00 scholarship from Catawba Valley Pride. Dakota plans to attend Lenoir Rhyne University in his pursuit of attaining masters/doctorates in Western History, English, and teaching and become a high school teacher or professor.


President Michael Bookout presents the 2015 Scholarship to Dakota Duncan of Morganton, NC.

President Michael Bookout presents the 2015 Scholarship to Dakota Duncan of Morganton, NC.

This scholarship is awarded to a Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, Alexander, Iredell or Lincoln County resident and must be either a student who is LGBT or a straight ally. The applicant must demonstrate service to the LGBT community or a desire to serve the LGBT community. The applicant must also be a high school senior.

It is Catawba Valley Pride’s hope that Dakota will use this scholarship to continue his education while putting a spotlight on “equality!” Catawba Valley Pride is proud to give students the ability to follow their career path of choice as well as supporting them in their freedom to be who they truly are.

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Saturday, Sep 19, 2015


Catawba Valley Pride will be organizing a Morning of Service for volunteers to spend time at local non-profit organizations.  Organizations interested can contact us at .

Individuals who would like to volunteer can sign up at: VolunteerSpot



Community Resource Fair and picnic.

Come for a fun picnic, with music and entertainment. LGBT* friendly organizations are invited to set up a table with information and/or activities.

 Non-profit/informational spots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis

Non-Profits: Free


 CVPride, PO Box 3551, Hickory, NC 28603

Volunteers and Board Members are always needed.

VOLUNTEERS: Fill out an application and send to
Catawba Valley Pride
PO Box 3551
Hickory, NC 28603


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Catawba Valley Pride is excited to announce the launch of the LGBT* Welcoming Spaces campaign. This campaign is in response to the recent tragic deaths of two transgender teens in the Charlotte area, and efforts to pass laws enabling discrimination against LGBT* customers. Catawba Valley Pride seeks to create a more supportive environment in the Catawba Valley by asking LGBT* affirming businesses and organizations to display the message “We Welcome Everyone” in their storefront window.

Read more…



Want to find out how you can help with 2015 Catawba Valley Pride events? Come sit in on a meeting.


Catawba Valley Pride is currently looking for Board Members. Fill out an application below if you would like to be contacted.

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Printed applications may be mailed to PO Box 351, Hickory, NC 28603
or emailed to:

Thanks to Hickory Daily Record for a wonderful article:

Catawba Pride Picnic: Celebration of acceptance, support, fellowship

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Catawba Valley Pride, Inc.                       PO Box 3551, Hickory, NC 28603