Aurora Prepping For First Ever Pride Parade This Month

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Municipal officials and activist groups in Aurora are finalizing preparations for what will be the City’s first ever Pride Parade this month.

The Treadwell Coffee shop on Downer Place is one of several Aurora businesses and organizations that will be Pride stops during what organizers say will be a family friendly Pride Parade June 17th, organized to celebrate the LGBT community. 

That's where WBBM got Aurora Pride Parade co-chair Kimberly Adams to sit still long enough to say the family-friendly event on  Sunday June 17th will be wonderful, and yes it’s a lot of work.

Adams says it’s been a whirlwind of activites, working with participating groups and —yes, she says—preparing for people who may demonstrate against the event.

Aurora Police won’t discuss specific plans, but say they will make sure paticipants and attendees will have an enjoyable and safe experience.City spokesman Clayton Muhammad says officials are prepared, just as they are for the other big events that take place in downtown Aurora, like festivals, parades, music events and more. He says the city's entire Public safety team is involved.

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