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Perry 200 Celebration Wraps Up

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The Perry 200 celebration grand finale, held Sunday at Liberty Park in Erie, was the culmination of two years of celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and The Battle of Lake Erie.  "Erie has taken to this celebration better than any celebration in its history," said Dr. William Garvey, Chairman of the Perry 200 Committee.  "It's a great compliment to the community and of the great pride and enthusiasm and love they have for this town." 
 
On Sunday, Liberty Park was packed with thousands of people, coming out to see the grand finale of the 2 year event.  The Erie Philharmonic took the stage, playing songs ranging from Broadway hits, to patriotic classics.  And local vendors were on hand to offer food and drinks to the crowds as well.   Former Mayor Joyce Savocchio, who chaired the committee for the Perry 200 celebration, says it's just another way to show off all Erie has to offer.
"We have so much to be proud of," she said.  "But I think we should be proud of the people of Erie. They're the ones who have made it happen."
         
From the organization, to the reality of the celebration, tens of thousands of people had a hand in making the events possible.  The whole event wrapped up Sunday night with a fireworks show.

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