Auburn, Opelika, and the surrounding areas have long been overdue for their very own Pride. Due to rapid increases in local population related to Auburn University, growing businesses and commerce, and overall charm and appeal, there is a real need for the Auburn/Opelika community to have an event that promotes diversity, inclusion, and acceptance. As such, The Pride on the Plains Board of Governors is excited to announce that preparations are already underway for the Auburn/Opelika area’s first-annual Pride on the Plains, scheduled June 1–3, 2018. As of June 19, 2017, the Pride on the Plains Board of Governors was established with the purpose of making this event a community success. As a board, we enthusiastically encourage local vendors, businesses, organizations, performers, entertainers, and individuals that are interested in volunteering to contact us about making this historic event into reality!