200 volunteers needed for annual pride festival


    Nashville Pride is seeking up to 200 volunteers to help with its annual PrideFest, to be held on June 2 at Centennial Park.

    From parking and traffic directors to set-up, the non-profit group needs volunteer help in just about every area of operations for the annual festival.

    “Nashville Pride is right around the corner, on June 2, 2007 and we need all of the help that we can get to make this the best pride yet,” said Todd Grantham, Nashville Pride, Inc., president.

    Two volunteer sign up meetings will be held on Thursday, May 17 in the former space known as the “Church Street Café” next to OutLoud Bookstore, 1709 Church Street. The first meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. and a second one at 7 p.m. Anyone who wants to volunteer to help at the annual festival is urged to attend one of the two meetings.

    “We’ve got a variety of duties and volunteer positions to fill,” said Dan Sullivan NPI volunteer coordinator and board member. “We actually need volunteers in all areas, especially parking.  Anyone that can help out needs to attend the meeting on May 17 so they can sign up for the assignment that they are interested in.”

    Sullivan added that if you cannot attend one of the meetings you can still express interest for volunteering at the Website at www.nashvillepride.org.

    Nashville Pride will also be holding two fundraisers over the next two weeks. On Monday, May 14, Ombi Restaurant on Elliston Place will donate 25 percent of dinner revenue to NPI.

    “Please make a reservation for dinner and join us to help raised funds for Nashville Pride,” Grantham said.

    Another fundraiser will be held on May 18 – a Queeraoke contest at Blue Gene’s.