On Thursday, Oct 31, 2013, about a dozen participants and a hundred on-lookers participated in the first Drag Race around 7th Street Park in Hudson.
Presenting the check to the Foundation at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.
(L-R) HPF President Rich Volo (AKA Trixie), Dana Lennon and Justin Weaver (AKA Girlgantua)
Performers needed to wear at least 3 inch heels or platforms and some sort of drag attire. Small donations of $25-50 were raised by Justin Weaver, aka Girlgantua and Dee Lenn.A donation of $900 was also raised for Hudson's Moose Lodge, a supporter in the Hudson Pride Parade.
Volunteers, Supporters & Scholarship Winners gather for a fun-filled evening at Club Helsinki Hudson
Hudson Pride Foundation 2013 Board of Directors and Award Winners
(L-R) Jamie Trachtenberg, Harry Laughlin, Brittany Thibeault, Rob Bujan, Rich Volo, Martha Harvey, Holly Northrop, Nick Ganey. Front: Lauren Borosky and Rachael Seider.
Hudson, NY 8/3/13 – The annual Hudson Pride Foundation Pride Season Thank You Dinner and Scholarship Awards Ceremony was a wonderful celebration. Over 100 Hudson Pride volunteers, supporters, friends & family attended the event on Friday, August 2nd at the beautiful upper level party space at Club Helsinki..
This is the Foundation's way of thanking all those that helped make pride weekend a huge success. It was also an opportunity to see how all of their hard work paid off, as 4 Columbia County students were awarded $1,000 scholarships. Combining the 2 events into one big party turned out to be a winning recipe!
The 2013 HPF scholarship winners are Charlie Ferruci, Rachael Seider, Lauren Borosky, and Nick Ganey. We at the Hudson Pride Foundation are very proud of our 2013 scholarship winners & know that they will have a great school year.
All of us at the Hudson Pride Foundation want to thank the city of Hudson, our supporters, volunteers, vendors, marchers and all those who participated in this year's pride for a wonderful 2013. We look forward to seeing you all again the 3rd weekend of June in 2014.
The Youth Discussion group is canceled in November and December and will resume in January 2014.
As advocates for young LGBT kids and youth in general, we are strong advocates for the Dignity for All Students act that was passed & implemented state-wide in July 2012. We are posting this 2013 updated DFAS amendment to encourage schools & parents to enforce this law.
ALL students should feel safe in school. ALL NY schools must abide by & enforce this law. Kids are counting on us to have their backs. Let's not let them down.
We are getting ready to begin planning for the 2014 Hudson Pride Weekend!
This year will be our 5th Anniversary. Look for more information here or on the 2014 Hudson Pride Weekend page.
We have come a long way and could not have done it with out the support and generous donations of time and money. Thank you Hudson!
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The HPF scholarship award was created as a way to reward community involvement and encourage Columbia County students to pursue a college education. Each year, students will receive $1,000 for each year of college (up to 4 years).
To find out more about the scholarship and to apply online please click here.
Supported & staffed by volunteers,the HPF aims to foster awareness of LGBT issues, work for equality, be a positive resource for the community, and award scholarships to Columbia County high school seniors for college tuition.
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