Ferndale Pride 2021 Press Release!

NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Julia Music, Ferndale Pride executive director, (248) 906-8683,
julia@ferndalepride.com
February 1, 2021
Shop these Ferndale businesses and help support Ferndale Pride
FERNDALE – Four Ferndale businesses have teamed up to help raise funds for the next
Ferndale Pride. Blumz by JRDesigns, The Candle Wick Shoppe, Elaine B. Jewelry and LIV
Ferndale have stepped up as the first group of small businesses to help raise funds in 2021.
Ferndale Pride is a family friendly street fair that draws thousands of members of the LGBTQAI+
community to downtown Ferndale to celebrate diversity and unity. Organizers are working with
local officials to schedule a date for this year’s festival to meet health and safety needs in light of
the pandemic.
Blumz by JRDesigns will feature “Rainbow of Roses,” a vase of assorted roses, available for
order at www.blumz.com. A drop-down box also will give shoppers the opportunity to leave an
additional contribution. A portion of each vase sold will go to Ferndale Pride.
“We know that all the organizations that rely on generous contributions from fundraisers are
struggling, and we thought this was a perfect fit for us during Valentine’s week,” said Jerome
Raska of Blumz. “We plan to feature different organizations monthly moving forward so people
can send flowers and plants and support an organization at the same time.”
The Candle Wick Shoppe has been a supporter of Ferndale Pride from the beginning and has
been the single largest business contributor to Ferndale Pride. The Candle Wick Shoppe will
donate 30% of the sales of every Mercury in Retrograde Candle. This candle, available at
www.candlewickshoppe.com or 175 W. Nine Mile Road, is designed to help folks regain
balance in their lives as Mercury goes into retrograde.
Elaine B. Jewelry will feature an 18-inch necklace with a large rose-cut bead in peridot (green),
citrine (orange) or aquamarine (blue). It can be added to a silver, oxidized silver or gold fill
chain. This piece is a featured part of the Elaine B. Jewelry Rise Collection. 100% of the
proceeds from The Rise Collection go to charities the company supports. The necklace is
available at www.elainebjewelry.com or 22961 Woodward Ave.
LIV Ferndale, 2625 Hilton Road, Suite 100, has a variety of products that will help raise funds
for Ferndale Pride. These include MKX Cherry and Grapefruit Gummies, Platinum Vape
Cartridges, Runtz strain Medical, Cornbread strain Recreational and Treetown Vanilla Rice
Crispy Squares. Items can be ordered online at www.LIVFerndale.com or be purchased in-store
at 2625 Hilton Rd.
“The companies that sponsor Ferndale Pride have made it free to the public and allowed us to
create fundraisers that give back to local LGBTQAI+ charities,” said Julia Music, Ferndale Pride
executive director. “We have donated more than $225,000 since we started Pride, and we want
to be able to continue to give.”
For more information about Ferndale Pride and its fundraising partners visit:
https://www.ferndalepride.com/get-involved/donate/
If your business would like to partner with or sponsor pride, email julia@ferndalepride.com

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