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Thousands flock to Sioux Falls park for Pride celebration

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Rainbow flags were in abundance as thousands of people flocked to a Sioux Falls park this weekend for the annual Pride celebration.

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) - Rainbow flags were in abundance as thousands of people flocked to a Sioux Falls park this weekend for the annual Pride celebration.

The annual event at Terrace Park honoring the LGBTQ community has grown significantly over the last several years. Organizers with Sioux Falls Pride say it has grown from 400 people in a parking lot to nearly 10,000 people in the park over the third weekend of June.

Events included drag queen shows, entertainers, over 70 vendors, an inflatable jumpy castle for children, a "Puppy Pride" area for dogs, and food trucks. A number of Democratic politicians had booths, signing up voters and giving out campaign literature.

The Sioux Falls Police had a booth, too, as did banks like Wells Fargo and Service First Credit Union.

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