On Saturday July 20 the Carleton Place Pride Committee held their second annual Pride Fest at the new Carleton Junction Park from 11 am- 4 pm. The sweltering heat didn’t seem to slow down the crowds that enjoyed the new more spacious digs for the festival in this recently-built expansive multi-use park. Tents occupied by local vendors, community groups, and municipal services were well attended. The days events included face-painting, a DJ dance party, a kids-zone, a lip-sync battle and a performance by the Amazing Fabulettes. Judging by the number of families, the committee’s goal of being an extremely inclusive family event was easily met.