Couple to be chosen by essay contest

Pride St. Charles has initiated an essay contest via their website to give one lucky couple the opportunity to get married at the 3rd Annual St. Charles Pride Festival on June 17, 2017. The announcement was made via Facebook and provides a link directly to the contest form.

The contest began March 1, 2017 and will go through April 12, 2017. Interested couples should visit the Pride St. Charles website to find full details and guidelines and to fill out the short essay form answering the brief essay questions. They are looking for serious, dedicated couples who are 18 years of age or older.

Essay questions include:

⦁            How did you meet and how long have you been together?
⦁            Why do you want to get married?
⦁            Why do you want to get married at Pride St. Charles? What would it mean to you?

Couples are required to answer these questions together via short answers and are asked to submit a photo that they would want to be used if they are chosen. Couples will be picked from the essay and video submissions and will then be required to attend an in-person interview from which Pride St. Charles will decide the winning couple.

The ceremonies will take place at the beautiful Frontier Park in historic downtown St. Charles at the festival grounds. The winnings couple’s marriage license fees will be covered and the officiant will be provided by Pride St. Charles. Several local businesses have donated goods and services for the wedding. More details to be released as the contest continues.

Any questions should be directed to the Wedding/Entertainment Committee Chair Jason Dunn via email or check out their website for more information at

Pride St. Charles is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization and 100% of proceeds go back into the programs and events we put in place within and for the community. All donations are tax-deductible. Their mission statement is: Pride St. Charles will promote equality within St. Charles County and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community through positive events, support, education, and resources. V

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