Modesto Junk Co. announces its seventh annual sponsorship of the Modesto Pride festival. Modesto Pride 2012 is on Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm., at Graceada Park in Modesto.

From The Modesto Pride web site: “In the beginning there was “Stonewall”. Where riots and protest, began a slow but sure showmanship of what we now know as Pride. 42 years later, even small town America is celebrating. 7 years ago, Modesto CA. opened the doors a facility that reached out to the LGBT communities in the Central Valley of CA. The SPC (Stanislaus Pride Center) was that organization, and gave us our first Pride celebration here in Modesto…(W)e are proud to announce that after a long journey in becoming a non-profit, Modesto Pride, Inc. is doing this one all on it’s own, for the first time under our own 501c3.”