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The Black Purl is marching in the 2017 ROC Pride Parade! And we want you to join us! 

That’s right! The Black Purl has signed up to be part of the 2017 ROC Pride Parade. We want to invite all of you to take part in this experience, whether it is marching with the store, or just helping us make our giant Pride Flag Blanket. We will be taking donations for The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley in exchange for Pride Flag Blanket Square Kits, available both in knit and crochet. Your finished square needs to be returned by July 1st, and we will be holding two special Stitch N Bitch Nights on July 3rd and 10th to assemble the blanket. The blanket will then be auctioned off by The Gay Alliance at Pride.

If you are interested in marching, come by the store, call us, or email and give us your name, phone number, and email address. We need people to carry the banner, some flags, and hand out pins. If you want a shirt to wear during the parade, you need to come by to place your preorder. The shirts will be available for pick up the afternoon before the parade and the morning of. All proceeds from the sale of the shirts will be going to The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley.

This is a cause near and dear to our hearts. We believe that ALL people deserve love and respect, and we sincerely hope you will join us in supporting The Gay Alliance.

3 thoughts on “The Black Purl is marching in the 2017 ROC Pride Parade! And we want you to join us! 

  1. I’m quite interested in joining you in the Parade, please send info to I facilitate a Knitting/crochet Yarn Crafts with Kerry group at the Gay Alliance (formerly LORA Knitting Group) that meets monthly (part of LORA Variety Night). Looking forward to hearing from you. Kerry Cater

  2. PS not sure if you’re involved yet but if you want lots of publicity try getting involved with the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival

  3. Love this idea – will be stopping by!

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