Members of Suncoast Metropolitan Community Church joined last week’s Ride With Pride event from the church into downtown Venice on a sunny afternoon.

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The First United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda hosted a joyous Christmas Eve celebration at Gilchrist Park on Thursday morning.

“My two favorite things about Christmas are giving people presents and just flat out celebrating Christmas,” said Hailey, 9. “I like giving pe…