Surrounding Community Organizations Offering Help to Those Affected by Riverside Inn Fire

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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.


Linesville VFW Post 7842 Auxiliary

6913 Gehrton Rd

Linesville, PA 16424

(814) 683-5404

*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*

The Franklin

1340 Liberty St.

Franklin, PA 16323

The Avalon Hotel and Conference Center 

16 West 10th St

Erie, PA 16501

(814) 459-2220 ext. 452

*waiving fees*

Hotspot Event and Dance Hall

13782 Route 19

Waterford, PA 16441

(814) 923-7148

Riverside Golf Club

24537 Highway 19

Cambridge Springs, PA 16403

(814) 398-4537

*no banquet room fees*

Italian Civic Club of Meadville

869 Water St.

Meadville, PA 16335

(814) 337-5422

*waiving deposit fees, and more*

Mound Grove Golf Course

10760 Donation Rd

Waterford, PA 16441

(814) 796-2767

Siebenbuerger Club

2114 French St

Erie, PA 16503

(814) 452-4712

Erie Maennerchor Club

1607 State St.

Erie, PA 

(814) 452-4731

Murphy Farm, Inc

133 Murphy Rd.

Jamestown, PA 

(412) 559-1737

Temple Anshe Hesed-Erie

930 Liberty St. 

Erie, PA 

(814) 454-2426

Conneaut Lake Park Fire Hall

11965 State Highway 618

Conneaut Lake, PA 

(814) 382-2875

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