Despite some fears that Pride in Port might not take place this year, at the last minute the Chamber of Commerce came to the rescue, allowing this great community event to go forward. The date for the parade, senior luncheon, hall of fame induction, homecoming and Annual Blue and White Dinner will be Saturday, Oct. 16.
Fears arose from the fact that the Pride in Port committee is not incorporated, thereby leaving committee members personally liable for any successful lawsuit settled for more than $1 million, the amount of money covered in the event's insurance policy. However, at the 11th hour, the Chamber of Commerce agreed to sponsor the parade and dance.
In the meantime, a subcommittee was formed, headed by Councilman Fred Pollack, to incorporate Pride in Port as a nonprofit organization.