Austin LGBT Chamber to make Saturday bus trip to Lockhart


Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce will be taking a bus full of members to show their support for the LGBTQ+ owned and allied businesses of Lockhart.
Attendees will be driven to Lockhart on Saturday, Feb. 10, for a celebration of the launch of the Austin LGBT Chamber’s new Small Town Big Pride members.
Meet up at The Pub (214 W. 4th St, Suite A) for a pre-trip gathering and a refreshing drink at 2:45 p.m., hop on the bus with your fellow chamber supporters, explore the Chamber member businesses around the Historic Lockhart Square, and the bus will bring you back to 4th Street around 8 p.m.
The Small Town Big Pride memberships were a new addition to the Chamber in 2023 and the Chamber is so excited to spread the love in Lockhart.
“As a Lockhart resident, I am beyond thrilled to bring the Small Town Big Pride program to our community,” said Austin LGBT Chamber Membership Operations Manager Amy Clunie. “I’m proud to live in such a welcoming, inclusive, and perfectly peculiar little town. Lockhart has become quite the extension of the Greater Austin and San Antonio economy – our business owners mean business, and business is open to all.”
The one-day event will be a celebration of the launch of the Austin LGBT Chamber’s new Small Town Big Pride memberships. Attendees will be given a map with a list of Chamber members, and will come together on the Caldwell County Courthouse lawn for a Rainbow Ribbon Cutting and Proclamation at 5:30 p.m.
Paid registration includes transportation to and from Lockhart, as well as beverages on the bus.
Tickets to ride the bus are available at $10 for members and $15 for non-members. A free RSVP is also available to Lockhart residents or for those who would like to meet us there.
Lockhart’s Small Town Big Pride members include Barbs B Q, Best Little Wine & Books, Gaslight Baker Theatre, Haunt Happy Books, Laurel Coyle Photographs, Lisa Hause Photography, Load Off Fanny’s, Lockhart Arts & Craft, Loop & Lil’s, Mr. Brown’s Pet Shop, Nostaglic Gifts & Gallery, Old Pal Texas Tavern, Pride of Caldwell County, Rollfast Ranchwear, and Wimpy Originals.
“I’m so excited to be welcomed into the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce as an ally both for locals and visitors to Lockhart,” said Kaye Askins, owner of Best Little Wine & Books. “Small Town Big Pride is a great opportunity to link arms and experience inclusivity in new places, and I’m happy to continue sharing our message that everyone is welcomed with warm, genuine hospitality at Best Little Wine & Books.”


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