The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree 2022 is coming from our regional forest. Blue Ridge Pride was asked to help create ornaments for the tree promoting diversity and inclusion.
Last night some of our volunteers gathered at Revolve Gallery in the River Arts District to decorate ornaments. The room was full of laughter and holiday music as we painted, bedazzled, glittered and glammed up some ornaments. We had a couple of children come out with their parents which made the experience even more heartwarming and fun.
Thank you to the Forest Service for reaching out to Blue Ridge Pride! And thanks to Star at Revolve for the space to create!
As we move forward we will be exploring other ways for our LGBTQ+ community to partner with the Forestry Service in support of each other’s vision for inclusivity for all!