More than 1,000 attend Temecula Valley Pride Festival

Visitors to the Temecula Valley Pride Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19 write messages of encouragement on the chalkboard provided by Lululemon at Storm Stadium in Lake Elsinore. (Jeff Pack photo)
There was good reason for Jaimee Flores, the co-founder, executive director and president of the Temecula Valley Pride Festival, to be nervous heading into the Saturday, Oct. 19 event. But soon after the gates opened, her fears subsided.  More than 1,000 people came to Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium for the inclusive, free event that featured live entertainment and more than 60 vendors. “It is probably what we hoped for and more honestly,” Flores said. “We just wanted people to be able to see a little bit more of the community and come out and offer something more to them. And I think now with the amount of people that are coming in, the number of vendors we have and just the reception and the comments from people about how much we've grown in the span of a year – and then co
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