Perry 200 Patriotic Parade Planned for May 2013

Anniversary of Oliver Hazard Perry's victory in the Battle of Lake Erie with a Grand Patriotic Parade on Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 1:00 PM. An informational dinner meeting for groups interested in participating in this spectacular parade will be held at the Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State Street, Erie, PA on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Modeled after Erie's infamous "Parade of the Century" during the Bicentennial Celebration of 1995, this parade will feature marching bands and drum corps, military units, countless floats, local ethnic and non-profit groups, and giant balloons. Erie's history, including in the War of 1812, will be illustrated in this historic parade. The 1.8 mile parade route is from 12th and Cherry Street to 3rd and State Street.

The informational dinner meeting on December 11th will announce crucial details such as registration for float building clinics in January, applications for float grants, and parade registration information.      

Reservations are required for this free dinner meeting. To RSVP, please call the Jefferson Educational Society at 814-459-8000. For information on other Perry 200 Commemoration events, please visit, e-mail, or call the Jefferson Educational Society.

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