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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Township of Union to bring PRIDE to the community

Twp. Seal in front of pride colors to spotlight upcoming pride month flag raising

Mayor Michele Delisfort and the Township Committee are proud to announce the inaugural Pride Flag raising Ceremony The ceremony will be held on June 1st at 11:30 AM, followed by the flag raising at 12:00 P.M. by the front steps of Town Hall.

Mayor Michele Delisfort and the Township Committee are proud to announce the inaugural Pride Flag Raising Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on June 1st at 11:30 AM, followed by the flag raising at 12:00 PM by the front steps of the Township Municipal Building, located at 1976 Morris Ave., Union, NJ.

Alongside the Township Committee, Union resident Brian Cave has volunteered his time to help plan and coordinate the flag raising ceremony. 

The inclusive Pride flag is a redesign of the original PRIDE flag with two added colors, which emphasis on inclusion and progression. The flag includes black and brown stripes to represent the LGBT communities of color. 

During the Flag Raising ceremony, two community organizations will be present, GLSEN and Newark Pride.  They will have informational tables set up so residents can learn more information and ask any questions that they may have. Residents get to enjoy themselves with music and a live DJ. 

Following the ceremony, residents are welcome to the downtown Union Center where various merchants are offering discounts and promotions throughout the afternoon. 

Some participating merchants are; Cioffi's Restaurant and Pizzeria, Joe's Place, Lagar Restaurant,  Here's the Story Bookstore, El Chingon Tex-Mex Restaurant, Magic Fountain Union Creamery, Nonie's Things, Jammed up Bakery, Van Gogh's Ear Café, Blue Ribbon Bakery, Norma's Flowers. 

For a full list of participating locations, visit uniontownship.com. 

This ceremony kicks off the start to Pride month, which encourages and promotes diversity, tolerance, and inclusiveness.

For more information please visit uniontownship.com or contact us at publicinfo@uniontownship.com or call 908-851-5096.

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