July 31, 2015 - 6:30 PM
PRINCETON - Downtown Princeton is a whole lot brighter this week after the creation of a rainbow crosswalk on the town’s main thoroughfare.
The rainbow crosswalk, which celebrates gay pride and have been painted in cities around the province, happened without a great deal of “muss or fuss," according to Spencer Coyne from Princeton.
A group of Princeton kids created a rainbow crosswalk in chalk following the recent U.S. supreme court ruling recognizing gay marriage, Coyne says. The idea to make the crosswalk more permanent was brought to Princeton town council by a community group, followed by council's quick approval.
Coyne says a painting crew from Kelowna arrived on the evening of July 29, working through the night to “paint the rainbow on Bridge Street.”
He says residents wanted the project completed before the eighth annual Princeton Traditional Music Festival, which takes place Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 16.
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