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Rainbow crosswalk appears on main street Princeton

There's a colourful new way to cross Bridge Street in Princeton with the painting of a rainbow crosswalk to celebrate gay pride.
Image Credit: Facebook/Spencer Coyne

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.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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