Our Native Species Inc.
S.O.N.S. BUILT A FLOAT FOR THE PERRY 200 CELEBRATION PARADE
WHICH WAS HELD ON MAY 25, 2013
The S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie was invited to participate in the celebration of
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's victory at the Battle of Lake Erie which
took place on September 10, 1813. The Perry 200 Commission has planned a
summer long celebration that included a parade which was to be held in
Erie on May 25, 2013. Many of our members led by Ralph Corvaglia, Jack
Klapthor, Don Tombaugh, Chuck Miller and Rick Smith saw an opportunity to
promote our club by entering a float into the Perry 200 parade.
Don Tombaugh contributed a design, Daryl Beason donated an old boat, Ken Minns loaned us a trailer and Ralph Friend offered the use of his pole barn and tools to do the work. The old boat was modified, mounted on the trailer, painted and decorated. The work was accomplished by ----
The Float Building Committee:
Ralph Corvaglia, Jack Klapthor, Gerry Vollentine, Char Mariewicz, Bob David, Rich Brian, Larry Lipinski, Bill Henderson, Don Tombaugh, Sam Brady, Jack Bock, Caroline Bock, Chuck Miller, Diane Miller, Rich Smith, Joe Springer, Bert Camp, Ken Minns, Ralph Friend, Terry Pfeffer, Maureen Herbst, Tom Masi, Ray Yurcak, Buddy Yurcak, and Ray Halt. Gerry Vollentine solicited contributions totaling $5,100.00 from local social clubs that provided funds for the project.
The following businesses and clubs provided, goods, funds and services: John's Towing, Sheldon's Carpet, Daryl Beason,. Jim Etling, Erie Beer Co., Sam's Club, Society of Holy Trinity, North East American Legion, Gem City Outdoorsmen Club, Moniuszko Singing society, East Erie Moose #593, Knights of St. John, Sportsmen's Athletic Club, Perry 200 Commission, American Legion Union City, American Legion Carl Neff, VFW James D. Bowers Post, Pulaski Club, C.Y.S. Club, St. Francis Usher's Club, Walnut Creek Middle School and Presque Isle Downs Casino.
thanks to the whole crew for a job well done!!!
Below are photos that were taken during the design and construction of the float that we entered into this parade.
GREAT JOB FROM A GREAT CREW!!