Discover Presque Isle: What worked and what didn't

It doesn't look like much right now but over the weekend one of the most anticipated events of the summer found its home here at Beach 11.
 
That's a move from Beach 8 and Waterworks, where the festival was held in previous years.
 
Monday crews took down and cleaned up what was left over after the 26th annual Discover Presque Isle.
 
Coordinators said overall moving locations was a success and the proof in is in the numbers. 
 
"We just got the numbers in and there was an estimated 111,000 people here over the weekend Friday through Sunday and that is a large increase from last year," said Jon DeMarco, Presque Isle Partnership Executive Director. 
 
Even with the bigger crowds, emergency crews said they had an easier time getting up and down the roads since the switch to Beach 11.
 
"We had a problem in the past with being able to get emergency services into the waterworks area because of traffic backups, so this allowed us a lot easier time being able to get in to people in need," said Matt Exley, the emergency management coordinator with Millcreek Township.
 
With any major change, the three-day festival also brought about some unexpected challenges.
 
"It's unfortunate that we did have some traffic backups and it took people a while to get out here but we really, really appreciate every body's patience and of course everybody purchases a button to support the park and that's what this weekend is all about," DeMarco said. 
 
Once the park is cleaned up, it's back to the drawing board, already prepping for Discover Presque Isle 2018

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