This weekend, June 2 through June 3, is the annual Old West End Festival, a celebration of Toledo’s historic Victorian neighborhood and local arts scene.  The OWEF features live music, art vendors, great food, a neighborhood-wide yard sale and tours through beautifully crafted and decorated homes.  The weekend will kick off at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday with the King Wamba Parade; RAY will be marching with our friends in Equality Toledo, Equality Ohio and Toledo Pride.

It isn’t all glitter and pride flags:  We will be hosting an information table from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  on Saturday and Sunday.  If you’ve ever wondered about who we are or what RAY offers the community, now is the time to find out – adult volunteers and youth members will be present to take your questions and, hopefully, your donations as well. 

If you’re a young person and you are interested in marching with RAY, please attend this Thursday’s meeting:  We will have extra permission slips and media release forms for you.  We will also be tye-dying shirts to wear during festival weekend to identify volunteers, so please bring a pre-washed white t-shirt with you.

Be safe, have fun and see you this weekend!