Join us for LGBT Center Appreciation Day with a Huge Party!

October 19th | 10AM-6PM @ Harriet Hancock Center

Everyone in the community is welcome! This is a 100% family-friendly event. Bring your family and friends!

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We have some fun and interesting activities for you:

  • Candidate forum @ 10 AM - Local political candidates will talk about their platforms and take questions

    • Including: Howard Duvall, Catherine Fleming Bruce, Anna Fonesca, John Loveday, Dylan Gunnels, Rhodes Bailey and Will Brennan

    • If you have questions you’d like to ask our candidates, you can email them to us at or come with questions on Saturday.

  • Starting @ Noon our family-friendly activities begin:

    • Pizza party

    • Cornhole and Jenga

    • Face painting

    • Dance Party with a DJ

    • Drag Story Hour - Local drag queens will read to the children

      • Including queens like Symone O’Bishop and many more

  • Raffle drawing @ 4:30 PM - Win a variety of great prizes!

    • Cash only

The party doesn’t stop after 6 though. We’ll be screening a Halloween movie to get us ready for the 31st. And the the film will be…Practical Magic starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. IMDB description: “Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love.”

Join us in appreciating the Harriet Hancock Center and the wonderful and supportive community we have here in Columbia!

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Important Note about Parking: You can park in the parking lot across the street. We will offer valet parking for people who have mobility issues.