Central Wisconsin Pride celebrating first festival

Updated: Jun. 19, 2021 at 5:32 PM CDT
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ANIWA, Wis. (WSAW) - For the first time ever, Central Wisconsin Pride is celebrating its first festival in Aniwa.

“Everybody’s welcome!” Event organizer Mistress Lola said.

The festival gave people a place to come together where they were able to camp, eat, swim and shop around from local vendors.

“It’s just nice to come out and be yourself,” event attendee Blane Kessler said.

One shop vendor, Noah Riddle said he’s noticed more people becoming more welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community.

“I just never thought it would’s exciting that small towns are accepting more as time goes on.”

The festival was originally planned for last year but had to be canceled because of the pandemic. Most of the people that attended the event were not able to see each other for over a year, Mistress Lola said.

The event is full of love for everyone to enjoy.

“You don’t have to be the same kind of people. You don’t have to understand them, just get along. And in today’s environment it’s a really good idea to heal with community,” explained Mistress Lola.

The festival is at the Motorama Auto Museum. The festival lasts all day and night, with the last event being a dance party that starts at 10 p.m.

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