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Miss Red Ribbon 2014

Who will be the next to wear the crown?

Thrive’s Board President and Executive Director of Live Arts Matt Joslyn, is one of five judges who will crown this year’s  Miss Red Ribbon.

Thrive is proud to host our third annual Miss Red Ribbon drag pageant on July 19, 2014 at The Haven Sanctuary!

We are working with our partners at the Virginia Department of Health and members of the female impersonation community to make this a night of entertainment, while raising awareness about the ongoing impact HIV and AIDS has in our community.

Our hosts for the night are the dynamic duo: Gwenn Barringer and Shawn Decker who are known world-wide for their work in HIV/AIDS advocacy and speaking circuits. Check out our star-studded cast of entertainers.

Doors open at 7 p.m and the pageant will start promptly at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

For guests 21+, there will be a cash bar.

If you have any questions regarding the pageant, please contact Jason Elliott, pageant coordinator: 434.981.2144 or If you have any questions regarding tickets, please contact Kaitlyn Wernsing at 434-981-3177 or