April Wertz, Samantha Carlin with Vinny the terrier, Adrian Chavey with baby Rainier Sanders, James Stutheit and Jennifer Elden led the parade through Winthrop.

Rainbow-clad April Wertz, Samantha Carlin (with Vinny the terrier), Adrian Chavey (with baby Rainier Sanders), James Stutheit and Jennifer Elden led the parade through Winthrop. Photo by Sue Misao

More than 100 Methow Valley Pridefest participants paraded through Winthrop Sunday afternoon in a march that began at the River’s Edge Resort and ended in the Winthrop park, after all of nine minutes. There were speeches, cookies, a clown and music by Laura Love. “It exceeded all my expectations,” said April Wertz, who organized the event and is already planning next year’s Pridefest.

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Laura Love, Mary McFaul and Kristy performing “Girl on Fire.”

L-Bow the Clown fired up the crowd. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

L-Bow the Clown fired up the crowd. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

The Sabold family enjoyed the celebration in the park. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

The Sabold family enjoyed the celebration in the park. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

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Marchers head toward the Winthrop park. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More clowning around. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

More clowning around. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Sue Misao

Photo by Sue Misao

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"We Are Family" with Salyna Gracie and Liv Bowers. Photo by Sue Misao

“We Are Family” with Salyna Gracie and Liv Bowers. Photo by Sue Misao

A clash of cultures? Or strange bedfellows? Photo by Laurelle Walsh

A clash of cultures? Or strange bedfellows? Photo by Laurelle Walsh