ERIE, Pa – Amongst many other things, the fire destroying Riverside Inn leaves many people without a venue for their events.
Riverside Inn was a popular venue for class reunions, proms, and even weddings.
Now, people with existing reservations are scrambling to make other plans.
I spoke with Dayna Diplacido, the Events Coordinator at Riverside Inn, who asked for everyone with existing reservations to please stay patient during this difficult time.
She says that they are receiving your emails and are working to create a plan.
In the meantime, community organizations in Crawford County…from east to west…are offering to waive their banquet hall fees for those affected.
Riverside Inn encourages everyone to take advantage of these generous offers from surrounding communities.
The American Legion post in Union City is opening their doors and can accommodate 250 people.
They say they have availability as early as this weekend, if necessary.
“I feel really bad for them because I’m married myself and if I was in that predicament, I wouldn’t know what to do.”
“Across the county, another community organization is offering their venues as well.”
The Linesville VFW has two venues for people to utilize, their banquet room which can accommodate 125 people, as well as an outdoor pavilion which can accommodate more.
“I learned quickly through the members and the officers of the post of what importance it was to the community and again how devastating it would be for those parties that were displaced because of the fire.”
Moser is hoping that other community organizations will join in and also waive fees for those affected by the fire.
If your group or organization is offering anything to those affected by the fire, please reach out to us on our Facebook page to be included on the website.
LIST OF THOSE OFFERING HELP:
Linesville VFW Post 7842 Auxiliary
6913 Gehrton Rd
Linesville, PA 16424
*waiving rental fee of banquet hall and pavilion*
American Legion LeBaron Post 237 Union City
9225 US Hwy-6
Union City, PA 16438
*waiving rental fee of banquet hall*
1340 Liberty St.
Franklin, PA 16323
The Avalon Hotel and Conference Center
16 West 10th St
Erie, PA 16501
(814) 459-2220 ext. 452
Hotspot Event and Dance Hall
13782 Route 19
Waterford, PA 16441
Riverside Golf Club
24537 Highway 19
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403
*no banquet room fees*
Italian Civic Club of Meadville
869 Water St.
Meadville, PA 16335
Mound Grove Golf Course
10760 Donation Rd
Waterford, PA 16441
2114 French St
Erie, PA 16503
Erie Maennerchor Club
1607 State St.
Murphy Farm, Inc
133 Murphy Rd.
Temple Anshe Hesed-Erie
930 Liberty St.
Conneaut Lake Park Fire Hall
11965 State Highway 618
Conneaut Lake, PA