Spring Bears Event

The Shire of Stormsport welcomes all to the Annual Spring Bears Event on March 5th, 2005. For the love of the fight, a heavy weapons double elimination tourney will begin the day at 10 am. The traditional bear pit will follow around noon.

http://www.stormsport.org/events/bears.php

This year's event will be held at the Erie Day School, of 1372 West 6th Street, Erie PA 16505. With the site opening at 9 am and closing at 9 pm, there will be something for everyone. Locker room facilities without showers are available. A new gymnasium floor will require the use of soft soled shoes to reduce marking.

An A&S forum/competition will be held for artisans with both finished and work-in-progress projects. All entrants are asked to set up by 12:30 pm. The artisans are encouraged to share and discuss their crafts in a closed forum until 2:30 pm, when judging by the populace will begin. Anyone interested in reserving table space should contact the autocrat in advance.

Merchants are welcome and encouraged with no fee, just a donation to a silent auction. Anyone interested in merchanting is asked to contact the autocrat, Baron Vladisla Nikulich (Matt Granger mgranger1@gmail.com).

A sideboard lunch will be made available. A sumptuous feast is planned and will be prepared by Viscountess Rannveigr Haakonardottir (Mary Ellen Reitz, duane@velocity.net). Please send any dietary concerns to Viscountess Rannveigr.

Fees: onboard $15; offboard $9; children 6-12 half price; children 5 and under free; family cap $45. A $3 non-member surcharge will be collected at the door for those over 18 years of age not showing a valid membership. There is limited onboard seating for 64 gentles, so send your reservations early.

Directions: take your best route to I-79 North. Stay on I-79 as it becomes the Bayfront Highway. At the first traffic light, take a left onto Lincoln Ave. At the next traffic light, take a right onto West 8th Street. Take the second left onto Alternate PA-5 East (also marked as Seminole Drive). Continue on Alt PA-5 for approximately 0.4 miles by following the curves of Frontier Park on your right. Just past the tennis courts, take a left onto Top Road to enter the parking lot of the school on your left. Erie Day SChool is at 1372 West 6th Street.