25th Annual Pride Picnic recap

from NW PA Pride Alliance

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, about 250 people attended the 25th Annual Erie Pride Picnic held at the Rotary Pavilion at Presque Isle State Park. The family-friendly event was organized by NW PA Pride Alliance.

Elected officials attending included Erie County Councilmember Kathy Fatica. Local TV news crew WICU/WSEE covered the event. Organizations represented at info tables at the event included ACLU of PA, Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County, Crime Victim Center of Erie County, Drenched Fur, Erie County HIV Task Force/Erie County Department of Health, Erie County Suicide Prevention Task Force, Families United Network, Inc., Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE), Lake Erie Counseling Associates, LBT Women of Erie, Pennsylvania Equality Project, Persad Center, PNC Bank, Safe Kids Erie, SafeNet Center, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, The Cocoa Exchange, TransFamily of NWPA Transgender Support Group, and Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie.

Thanks go out to kitchen volunteers Gary Snyder, JR Snyder, AJ, Eric, James, Elliot, Andrew, Daniel Thomas, and Andrea Shaffer. Thanks to Andrea, Season Crannell, and Kim Conti for photos, Thanks for staffing registration, merchandise and raffle goes out to Mike Mooney, Doug Anderson, Andrew, Daniel, Alex Sphon, Season, Sandy Zewe, Julie Lebow, and Bailey Gorniack

The event also collected 49 pounds of food donated for the Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA. Additionally, food left over from the picnic was donated to the Erie City Mission.

The first Pride Picnic was organized by the Erie chapter of the League of Gay and Lesbian Voters and was held at one of the cabins near Beach 6 on June 8, 1992 and about 50 people attended.


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2017 Major Donors - Thanks!


Erie County Department of Health (ECDH)


Community Health Net
Dominic M. Sciamanda, D.O.
Hospice of Metropolitan Erie
Lion's Den Adult Super Store


Drenched Fur
Erie Gay News
Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group
Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE)
Lake Erie Counseling Associates
UPMC Hamot

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