Perry 200 Celebration Wraps Up - WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather and Events

Perry 200 Celebration Wraps Up

Posted: Updated:

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.

Submit your event now
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Millcreek Police Say Bank Robberies Connected

    Millcreek Police Say Bank Robberies Connected

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:19:46 GMT

    Police say the two latest bank robberies in Erie County were pulled off by the same man.

    More >>

    Police say the two latest bank robberies in Erie County were pulled off by the same man.

    More >>
  • Second Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Two Days

    Second Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Two Days

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:50:19 GMT
    One person is dead following a motorcycle accident on I-90.More >>
    One person is dead following a motorcycle accident on I-90.More >>
  • Erie Forge & Steel Continues Demolition

    Erie Forge & Steel Continues Demolition

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:08:50 GMT
    Work continues nearly one month into the demolition of Erie Forge Steel's former melt shop.More >>
    Work continues nearly one month into the demolition of Erie Forge Steel's former melt shop.
    More >>
  • Update: Man Charged with Domestic Abuse Following Police Standoff

    Update: Man Charged with Domestic Abuse Following Police Standoff

    Sunday, July 20 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-21 02:32:26 GMT
    Erie police have filed charges in a domestic dispute case, which led to a standoff with police. It happened around 5:45 Saturday, at a home on East 41st and Fargo Streets. According to police, officers were called to the house for a domestic dispute and police were told that the man involved--identified as 21-year-old James Bigley--was armed. Erie police and the Erie SWAT team surrounded the home and blocked off the area, as they attempted to arrest Bigley. However, police say he left the...More >>
    Erie police have filed charges in a domestic dispute case, which led to a standoff with police. It happened around 5:45 Saturday, at a home on East 41st and Fargo Streets. According to police, officers were called to the house for a domestic dispute and police were told that the man involved--identified as 21-year-old James Bigley--was armed. Erie police and the Erie SWAT team surrounded the home and blocked off the area, as they attempted to arrest Bigley. However, police say he left the...More >>
  • Two Hospitalized in Millcreek Motorcycle Accident

    Two Hospitalized in Millcreek Motorcycle Accident

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-07-19 01:19:26 GMT
    Friday night there was more warning for all drivers on the road to be alert, when a motorcycle collided with a car.More >>
    Friday night there was more warning for all drivers on the road to be alert, when a motorcycle collided with a car.More >>
  • Three Motorcycle Accidents In Just Three Days

    Three Motorcycle Accidents In Just Three Days

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:24:03 GMT
    In the past four days, there have been three motorcycle accidents, two of them were fatal.More >>
    In the past four days, there have been three motorcycle accidents, two of them were fatal.More >>
  • Prime State Street Properties Still For Sale

    Prime State Street Properties Still For Sale

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:41:21 GMT
    Two prime business locations on State Street, that were put up for sale months ago, have yet to be sold. Under the Clock restaurant, inside the old Boston Store building, was closed on November 20. The Cell Block nightclub closed on March 2. John Buchna, CEO of the Erie Downtown Partnership, says his agency is helping to locate potential buyers. He says he has been in contact with a few people who are interested in the Under the Clock location. Buchna said a possible sale of the Cell Block...More >>
    Two prime business locations on State Street, that were put up for sale months ago, have yet to be sold. Under the Clock restaurant, inside the old Boston Store building, was closed on November 20. The Cell Block nightclub closed on March 2. John Buchna, CEO of the Erie Downtown Partnership, says his agency is helping to locate potential buyers. He says he has been in contact with a few people who are interested in the Under the Clock location. Buchna said a possible sale of the Cell Block...More >>
  • Cafeteria & Custodial Workers Protest in Oil City

    Cafeteria & Custodial Workers Protest in Oil City

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:23:03 GMT
    Members of the SEIU 32BJ union say it's a decision that would destroy their lives. "This isn't even just about a paycheck," said SEIU 32BJ representative Peter Schmidt. "This is about saving peoples livelihoods and keeping something good here in Oil City." On Monday, the group met with the Oil City School Board, to protest the district's plan to outsource cafeteria and custodial jobs. "These people aren't going to care about the children like we do,” said custodian Vickie Conn. “They're not...More >>
    Members of the SEIU 32BJ union say it's a decision that would destroy their lives. "This isn't even just about a paycheck," said SEIU 32BJ representative Peter Schmidt. "This is about saving peoples livelihoods and keeping something good here in Oil City." On Monday, the group met with the Oil City School Board, to protest the district's plan to outsource cafeteria and custodial jobs. "These people aren't going to care about the children like we do,” said custodian Vickie Conn. “They're not...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
3514 State St. Erie, PA 16508
Newsroom: (814)454-8812
Toll Free: 1(800)454-8812
Business offices: (814)454-5201
WICU FCC Filing
WSEE FCC Filing
Share:
Share Stories
Submit your stories to our site!
Share Photos
Share your photos in our community galleries
Mobile:
Mobile Site
Be sure to stay constantly updated with the power of WICU12 and WSEE at your fingertips
Free Android App
Free iPhone App
Free iPad App
Storm Tracker App
Droid
iPhone
iPad
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WICU. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
                   WICU/WSEE - 3514 State Street Erie, PA 16508 - (814) 454-5201 - info@wicu12.com