Hundreds of parade participants walked the roughly one mile parade route that started at the corner of 10th Street West and Eddy Street, went north on Eddy St. to 2nd Street West to Lock and Dam Road to Jaycee Park. The walk was around 25-30 minutes for most people. Mayor Mary Fasbender not only proclaimed June to be Pride month in the city of Hastings, she also participated in some of the festivities.Photo courtesy of Tom Bullington
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At Jaycee Park, part of the parking lot was reserved for food trucks and one end had an entertainment stage that featured various musical and other acts throughout the day. Here kids participate in a dance contest. Photo by Bruce Karnick

Dozens of vendors lined the pathway along Jaycee park selling their wares in support of LGBQTIA+ folks. One of the more popular booths was one selling the various 昀ags you can see people wearing throughout the picture. Photo by Bruce Karnick

There were multiple locations setup with props for people to take pictures on their own. Like this trellis with the rainbow decoration and the river in the background. Photo by Bruce Karnick

The entrance of the walking path closest to downtown was decorated with a beautiful balloon covered archway. Sadly, by early evening, the days warm weather had popped many of the balloons at the top. Photo by Bruce Karnick

June 15, 2022