Affirming the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, two-spirited people, and their supporters in the Catawba Valley region of North Carolina




September 2017 – Pride Celebration

SALT Block, Hickory, NC






March 31, 2017 – Transgender Day of Visibility

Hickory, NC

Photo by Robert C. Reed – Hickory Daily Record

Hickory Daily Record – 4-1-2017

Congratulations, Faith Naff, organizer of Hickory’s Transgender Day of Visibility held at Bottega in Downtown Hickory on Friday March 31st.

Check out the wonderful article in the Hickory Daily Record by Emily Willis.



September 2016 – Pride Celebration

SALT Block, Hickory, NC



February 2016 – Show Some Love Dessert Auction

SALT Block, Hickory, NC

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September 2015 – Pride Celebration Picnic

Geitner Park, Hickory, NC




September 2014 – Pride Celebration

Highland Recreation Center, Hickory, NC




September 2013 – Pride Celebration

Downtown, City Hall Parking Lot, Hickory, NC


September 2012 – Pride Celebration Picnic

L.P.Frans Stadium, Hickory, NC

  • Friday, Sep 21st – 9:00pm – Club Cabaret hosts the 3rd annual Miss and Mister Catawba Valley Pride Pageant. Doors open 9pm.
  • Friday, Sep 28th – 5:30pm – Building Alliances Symposium, Carl Rudisill Library, Lenoir Rhyne University
  • Saturday, Sep 29th 10am-4pm – Pride Celebration 2012, LP Frans Stadium (Crawdad Stadium)
  • Saturday, Sep 29th 7pm-10pm – “Take Over” Social, El Paso Mexican Restaurant
    505 U.S. 70 SW, Hickory



June 2012 – Pride Spring Picnic

Kiwanis Park, Hickory, NC
Around 75 friends and family enjoyed Catawba Valley Pride’s spring family picnic on Saturday June 2nd at Kiwanis Park in Hickory.
A big “thank you” to all that helped make this event happen. Dad’s Place Restaurant served wonderful food with all proceeds benefiting Catawba Valley Pride. A big nod to Mother Nature for a most beautiful day and to the City of Hickory’s Parks & Rec employees.

If you missed this event, check back often to see Catawba Valley Pride’s upcoming events.



February 2012 – Pride Super Bowl Party

Club Cabaret, Hickory, NC

The crowd enjoys the night’s entertainment on the big screen.

Catawba Valley Pride’s 2012 Super Bowl Party and Chili Competition was a great success.
The crowd of spectators enjoyed the game, the half-time show, the commercials and the entertainment of Miss & Mr. Catawba Valley Pride 2011, Connie Conover & Levi Davidson.

Mr. & Miss Catawba Valley Pride 2011

Everyone sampled from the 7 pots of chili entered in the competition.

Seven pots of chili and homemade salsa.

The night was capped off with a prize balloon drop. Over $300 in prizes was awarded thanks to donations from wonderful event sponsors. A Pride Comment and Donation Box was introduced. The box will be present at all CVPride events through the year to collect comments and donations. The box is unlocked only at monthly Board Meetings.

Christopher Vance was the unanimous victor in the chili competition winning the top choice of the Judges Panel, CVPride Board, and the Audience.

Thank you to our LGBT Supportive sponsors:

    • Jeffery Elmore with Fulenwider Enterprises
    • Alan Elrod of Pampered Salon
    • Plan North Trading Company
    • Club Cabaret
    • Dad’s Place Restaurant
    • Thom Hutchens & Kent Kerley



September 2011 – Pride Celebration Week

Various Locations, Hickory, NC

Pride Celebration 2011
Wednesday, Oct 28 – Sunday, Nov 2

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011

      • Colonial Lanes Bowling Party 8pm-10pm

Wonderful turnout of more than 50 Proud bowlers at the AMF Colonial Lanes Bowling Party. Lots of fun and laughter was had by all. An LGBT League is being formed and several teams are on board. The competition starts in a few weeks.

Thursday, Sep 29, 2011

    • 7pm Pot Luck Supper at Club Cabaret – hosted by Carolina Bear Lodge Hickory Den and East Coast Leather Bound


  • ALFA will be offering free HIV testing this night at the club.
    Getting tested for HIV is quick, easy, free, and confidential.

Over 60 people at Thursday’s Carolina Bear Lodge/East Coast Leather Bound Pot Luck event. Lots of great food and friendship followed by a night of talent. Thank you to the ALFA crew that hustled the long line of people getting tested for HIV. Everyone, please do yourself a favor and contact ALFA for a free confidential test.

Friday, Sep 30, 2011

    • 2011 Mr. & Ms. Pride Competition
      Club Cabaret hosted the 2011 Mr. & Ms. Catawba Valley Pride competition.

Congratulations to Connie Conover and Levi Davidson, Miss and Mr. Catawba Valley Pride 2011.

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Saturday, Oct 1, 2011

The Sky is the Limit

September 2011 – Pride Celebration

Unifour Christian Fellowship, Newton, NC

A Successful event. “Thank You” to all the wonderful guests, performers, vendors and the hard-working volunteers that made this event happen–especially the dedicated volunteers providing security and medical standby service.

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A big “Thanks” to the volunteers from Stampede Rodeo Medics!

Sunday, Oct 2

        • Various affirming churches in the area held special services promoting acceptance and celebrating diversity.
  • UNIFOUR Christian Fellowship Church
  • Christ’s Church of the Foothills
  • Abundant Grace Church


September 2010 – FIRST ANNUAL Catawba Valley Pride Celebration

Unifour Christian Fellowship, Newton, NC

The First Annual Catawba Valley Pride

October 15, 16, 17 – 2010   Newton, NC

Click Here for a list of the 2010 Events

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