300 Celebrate Oneonta’s 1st Pridefest

A FIRST FOR COUNTY, TOO

300 Celebrate

First Pridefest

Over 300 people, some from as far away as New York City, gathered in Oneonta’s Muller Plaza this morning to kick off Oneonta’s first Pridefest. After speeches, songs and honoring the dead, the revelers paraded down to the large pavilion in Neahwa Park for an afternoon of family fun activities. There was live music, carnival games, Zumba, vendors, singers and, of course, a drag race. Above, members of the Oneonta High School Rainbow Connection – Caroline Bagby and Dakota Davis – sit in the front row as Lilly Bola, left, a drag queen from Binghamton who will be attending SUNY Oneonta in the fall, welcomes the crowd to the event. At right: MacGuire Benton, Cooperstown, marches along Main Street with friends in the parade to Neahwa Park. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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