Thursday, October 3, 2013

CoG's Midwest Regional Local Council attends Indianapolis Pagan Pride Day

Submitted by Oberon Osiris and Elaine Coleman, MRLC
 September 28, 2013 

Covenant of the GoddessMidwest Regional Local Council members, Circle of Wondrous Stories’, Oberon and Banshee of Detroit, MI and their friend, Mara, along with members from Chicago, IL, Dan and Elaine, of Wiccan Temple of the Celtic Way, attended the Indianapolis Pagan Pride Day, September 28, 2013

The Indianapolis Pagan Pride Day is the oldest Pride festival in the United States dating back to 1998. This years’ event was once again held at its’ usual location, Broad Ripple Park.

Arriving around 2:00 PM, Oberon, Banshee and their friend wandered the large ring of vendors and information booths till they met up with Dan and Elaine, who had come to the Fest with National Members, Wise Owls’ Rick and Gail Grimes (Greenfield, IN).

The entourage chatted, nibbled, and otherwise had a good day at a very well attended Pagan Pride Day. There was music, face painting, rituals, and workshops, lots of vendors with new and lovely products, a feast and a very crowded parking lot.

Although the MRLC did not sponsor a booth this year, members networked with area groups like the Reformed Congregation of the Goddess, Indy Wiz and PEN, (Pagan Education Network), including Dave and Gail Sassman, our good friends and associates in the area who multi-tasked the latter two booths.

Alas, the time was short, as the Festival officially ends at 5:00 PM and things do get packed up quickly. Oberon, on behalf of the MRLC donated two Barbie dolls, a fairy and a mermaid to the Raffle, which along with their canned food donation program helps fund their designated charities. This year Indy Feral and the Damien Center for HIV/AIDS Preventive Care.

For more information about Midwest Regional Local Council go to there website.