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Our November Newsletter

Updated: Jan 3, 2022

November is National Native American Heritage Month

Please join us in recognizing National Native American Heritage Month. Throughout November, we will be highlighting elements of Native American Heritage, sharing sexual and domestic violence statistics specific to Native Americans, and challenging commonly held notions about what it means to be Native American.

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W&L students at the 2021 Pride Festival

The Lexington Pride Festival: A Look Back

Project Horizon was pleased to host Lexington's Pride Festival in Hopkins Green on Saturday, October 2nd.

This year's celebration included a dance festival, face painting, a balloon blower, a taco stand and a live band.

Three women in red dance in a grassy park.
Lexington's First Pride Parade

This year's Pride Festival included Lexington's first ever Pride Parade, lead by drag queens from Beer Babes Drag out of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The queens also facilitated a Pride Attire Contest, recognizing the most rainbowed out person in attendance. To cool off after dancing and celebrating, Project Horizon staff served snow cones during the festival.

An estimated 450 people came to Lexington's Pride Festival this year, the largest number yet.

W&L's College Democrats, 50 Ways Rockbridge, United Way of Rockbridge, Lexington, and Buena Vista, W&L's Sexual Health Awareness Group, W&L's QLA, SVU's Pride Club, Rockbridge County High School's GSA, and Rockbridge Area Health Center had booths providing resources and information to community members.

Funding for the Lexington Pride Festival was provided by United Way of Rockbridge.

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Adam Schultz, Spiritual Counselor at Project Horizon, delivers remarks at our LGBTQIA+ Speak Out.

LGBTQIA+ Service and Speak Out: A Look Back

A first for Lexington, Project Horizon was pleased to host the LGBTQIA+ Speak Out at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Sunday, October 10.

Members of the LGBTQIA+ community had the opportunity to share their testimony, their coming out story, or their experience in Rockbridge County.

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The 2021 Play for Peace Golf Tournament

The Play for Peace Golf Tournament: A Look Back

Project Horizon was pleased to host our seventh annual Play for Peace Golf Tournament on Friday, October 15th at Lexington Golf and Country Club. Winnable prizes include a new car courtesy of Magic City Ford, cash prizes, door prizes, and tickets to a major sporting event!

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Thank you for joining us in recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month through all of our various activities.

Deck the Halls is Back!

Save the date now, because Deck the Halls is back on December 11 at 5:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now. Email for more information.

Held every year in early December, this event provides an elegant dinner with live music and dancing and a silent auction.

The real entertainment, however is our live auction. Generous donations from local business and community members make Deck the Halls a wonderful evening.

All funds raised are used locally to provide services for domestic and sexual violence.

Project Horizon will follow recommendations from the CDC, VDH, and VMI. Any announced restrictions are subject to change.

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