First-ever Temecula Valley Pride Festival to be held Saturday

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Members and supporters of Temecula Valley Pride march in the Fourth of July Parade in Old Town Temecula this past summer. This Saturday, the group will hold its first-ever Pride Festival in Lake Elsinore. Courtesy photo
Jaimee Flores, the co-founder, executive director and president of the Temecula Valley Pride Festival, is understandably nervous. First and foremost, there’s the issue of whether people are going to show up or not at the first-ever LGTBQ event Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium. “Well, we’re hoping 1,200-1,500 people, but as you might guess, there’s no sure-fire way of saying, ‘Yeah, we’re going to get 1,500 people,’” Flores said in a phone interview. “But we’re hoping for 1,500 people.” The chances of Flores and her group reaching their goal is pretty good, however. The free event will feature live entertainment throughout the day and will be headlined by Groove Co. SoCal
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