Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade: Division 8

On Saturday afternoon (May 25) the Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade was held in downtown Erie, PA.   The parade is one of many events to be held as part of Erie’s Perry 200 Commemoration that honors the 200th Anniversary of Commodore Oliver Perry’s defeat of the British in the War of 1812.  The 1.8 mile parade route traveled east on 12th Street from Cherry to 3rd and State Street through downtown Erie.  This historic parade featured more than 20 bands, numerous floats, several marching units, antique cars, giant helium-filled cartoon and patriotic balloons and more.  The Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade was the largest and most diverse celebration ever seen on the streets of Erie!

There were  nine parade divisions — one division for each of the nine American vessels that fought in the Battle of Lake Erie in September 1813.  I will showcase photographs from each division in nine separate blog posts.  This blog post showcases photographs from Division 8.

P5251159 4x6Warren Company (a steel service company) float

P5251161 4x6Erie Festival of the Arts float

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Elvis Tribute Artist riding on 1968 Cobra

American Eagle Balloon

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American Eagle Balloon

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P5251169 4x6Bob Evans Restaurants float

P5251174 4x6Elevate Church

P5251175 4x6Erie County Mudmashers

P5251176 4x6Wild Rose Renaissance Faire

This fair, which is in its 7th year, is held not too far from where we live.  We have never attended this fair.  Perhaps this year we will.  The fair is held 4 weekends next month: June 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30

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Sparkettes Marching Group

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