JIM & BETH McQUISTON
Opening act for our 46th Sunday in the Park, from 2:05 PM
until 3:25 PM, will be the husband and wife team of Jim and
Beth McQuiston of Drunken' Sailors. This duo
features pop, rock, and folk influences with subtle
harmonies, 12 string guitar, and dynamic flute solos.
They cover groups often overlooked by other bands --
from the Bee Gees to Seals & Croft. You might hear
Neil Diamond followed by Neil Young or Paul Simon followed
by Paul McCartney or even Van Morrison followed by Jimmy
Drunken' Sailors is all about having fun in the sun.
This is Jim's 50th year performing in the Corry Area.
We are pleased to have been able to book him for our 46th.
volunteer group of 50+ dedicated
amateur and semi-professional musicians dates
back to the 1940’s.Under conductor Brian
McCowin, Corry Area School
Music Teacher, they perform a
repertoire which includes symphonic overtures, show
tunes, and concert band selections.
They will perform from 3:35 PM until 5:00
McCowin is the Gem City Concert Band's current
conductor. Brian has been employed at Corry Area High
School since 2003. His duties include directing the
Marching Band, the Jazz Band, High School Concert Band
and Middle School Concert Band and annually is involved
with the High School Musical. He also teacher guitar
and other instruments as
well as plays trombone with the Gem City Jazz Ensemble.
Chicadee Mini Donuts, owned
by Samantha Ploss of Corry, PA will be present for the
first time at Sunday in the Park. They will be crafting
everyone's favorite mini donuts and brewing fresh
roasted organic coffee.
Brian and Dawn Campbell of
Smokehouse Grill at 510 East Columbus Avenue, will bring
their popup trailer to our 46th Sunday in the Park and
well offer some of their delicious chicken and pulled
Cotton candy, snow cones,
popcorn, lemonade and bottled water will by sold by Jim
Petrush and his daughter Andrea.
Gary and Patti Maine will sell, sausages, hot dogs, and
Casey and Terry Catalfu of Sweet Traditions will be
there with their complete line of honey, maple syrup,
maple flavored candies, and maple flavored cotton candy.
For the first time
Krasa's Kove will have their mobile unit here from
Findley Lake, New York
Photo below gives one an idea of the various flavors
that will be
available of this delicious homemade product.
Hand Washing Station
For the convenience of
attendees at our 46th Sunday in the Park, we have
contacted Austin White of Bush Septic of Clymer, New
York. He will have a Hand Washing Station plus two
porta potties located in the City Park that day.
While attending our 46th
Sunday in the Park please visit the folks who will be
set up in the Artists' and Crafters' Alley which has
been moved into the triangle which houses the Art Show
and Art Show Registration.
Please say "hello" to the following:
Ancient Art -- Melissa Bahle -- Jack Calhoun
Garden of Eternity -- Carol Fielding -- Sarah Jukes
Taylor La Salvia -- Trina Marsh -- Pam Millspaw
Pat Rath -- Tracey Reed -- Cassie Stranahan
They will appreciate hearing from you.
All of the activities and games will be FREE. There will be
no charge for anything in Fun Land thanks to the generousity
of many area individuals, churches, area clubs and businesses.
Corry Moose is a family
organization that raises money to help children and the
This year they have donated $100.00 from their Gaming Funds
which will finance the " Guess the Number of Candies in the
Jar " in the Children's Free Fun Land area.
Children 12 and under will be
asked to guess the number of candies in each jar. The one
who guesses closest to the actual number without going over
the total, will take home the jars.
Thanks to Corry residents
who donated during Erie Gives Day last August we are able to
rent from Brad's Bounce A Lot In Erie, their Tropical
Obstacle Course. Children are taken on a fun filled
adventure through a tropical forest with a great frog
greeting them at the entrance. As they go on their
journey, they will squeeze through an inflatable log jam,
maneuver through giant inflatable rocks, crawl through a
tropical tunnel, climb a mountain and slide down the other
side. Children may use this attraction over and over
again FREE of charge.
Thanks to Erie Gives, Super
Hero, Desiree Davis of Girard, PA will be available in the
Children's Free Fun Land from 12 noon until 5:00 PM. She is
the current Vice President of the Jolly Jesters and has made
appearances as a clown, the Easter Bunny, a pirate, an elf,
a referee, and in "glowing attire".
In addition to magical tricks and juggling, she will
introduce some of her fabulous balloon artwork. She is self
taught in the art of balloon making and has spent the last
20 years creating work as pictured below.
She has a passion in doing
outreach work for suicide prevention and mental illness and
especially enjoys working with children.
In addition, she plays the flute and drums in a band at
Saint Thomas Church with her youngest son, Nicholas Nasibyan.
. She is very thankful to God for the many talents he has
bestowed upon her.
A third attraction sponsored by
Erie Gives will be the first time
appearance of the Erie Children's Museum. They have donated
General Admission tickets for two years in a row but have
never been able to be here in person during the festival.
Representatives will be attending in their newly acquired
van and will be working with the children in introducing
some educational crafts.
In addition they will be rewarding 12 General Admission
tickets for a visit to their facility which is located at
420 French Street in Erie, PA.
Again this year we will
have a representative from Shriner's Hospital in Erie.
Gina Lesoski, RN BSN, Community Outreach Coordinator
will be present to inform us of the many services at
this facility whose motto is "We Help Kids Be Kids".
Children 12 and under visiting this booth will be
allowed to place their names in a container for a
drawing for a "basket of toys" similar to the one
A new feature in 2016 was "Hooked On Books for Kids of
Erie headed by Dean Baldwin. This year's Co-Chairmen are
Sheila Baldwin and Linda Smalley.
The organization encourages lifelong reading and
learning among children and youth. They promote in-home
reading by parents to children.
Since its inception in Erie, they have distributed
through non profits more than 370,000 books.
Because of the tremendous response to the 200 books
passed out last year, they will bring a larger quantity
Corry Central Club
Thanks to the generosity of the
Corry Central Labor Council who shared $1,000. of their
Gaming Revenue, children of the Corry Area will be treated
to five hours of bounce house fun and a train ride around
City Park. Pictured below is Steve Nichols
member of the Corry Area Arts Council accepting the check
from Jon Maker of the Corry Central Labor Club
The Tropical Bounce House
Children will have fun on their
journey into this Tropical Island Bounce House especially
when they discover the hoop and the bouncing basketball.
They will feel like Michael Jordan as they bounce into the
air and be able to "slam dunk" like a Basketball Pro.
The Trackless Train
Also coming from Brad's Rentals
is a trackless train ride which holds 12 to 18 passengers
and can travel on most any flat surface including grass,
asphalt, gravel, and pavement. The
Bounce-A-Lot-Express is a realistic version of a train with
bells, whistles, PA system and an engineer. The train
is powered by a locomotive that pulls three padded passenger
cars equipped with seat belts.
Donnie Rosie, Marketing Director
of Miracle Mountain Ranch in Spring Creek will bring one of
their miniature horses for the Pony For Petting Area.
Parishioners from the
Relevant Church and the Salt Church will work together
to provide free face painting and other artistic
projects in the Children's Free Fun Land.
Corry Area Council
has purchased some new games to accompany those which were
donated last year. Children can play any of these games free
of charge and will be awarded prizes.
We will have a Duck Pond, a
Tike Basketball Game., a Let's Go Fishing game, and a
Table Toss Across.
For your added enjoyment we have
purchased two large wands with which you will be able to
make large bubbles as pictured below.
Attendees will discover an
assortment of hula hoops in the area near the bubble
activity with which they can play with.
Home Depot of 745l Peach Street
in Erie has donated 50 miniature toy kits for children to
assemble along with the 150 bird houses donated by Warren
Officer Eric Mc Bride of Warren
County will represent the PA Game Commission. He will
be here between 12:30 PM and 01:00 PM to discuss the subject
of birds. He will also bring 150 bird house kits to be
constructed by the children throughout the day.
Bruce Jacquith is coordinating
this effort. He is be assisted by
members of the Men's Club of the First Methodist Church on
Worth Street and members of the Spring Creek Sportsmen's
RADIO ACTIVE BAND
Greg Ingram and Dave Phelps of the band, Radio Active will
furnish two corn hole game units for Children's Fun Land.
Youngsters will toss bean bags into holes and will win
Thanks to Dave Peru of Dave's
Lawncare & Maintenance, Children will have a new game to
play this year, "Digging For Shells" When they find a
shell, they will receive a prize. If they find a gold one,
they will receive two prizes.
Corry PTO is a volunteer run
organization which provides support and financial assistance
to the students in Pre-K through 5 who are located in both
Corry Area Primary School and Corry Area Intermediate
Members will be present to pass out bottles of water to
children playing in the Children's Free Fun Land. They will
also provide some other children's activities.
Employees from Community Nursing
Services of North East will sponsor a Plinko Game where
children will be able to win Hawaiian Leis and Martie Gra
Members of the Catholic
Community from both Saint Thomas and Saint Elizabeth
parishes will sponsor a series of bingo games for the
children. From 12 noon until 5:00 pm, under the
direction of Deacon William Saborsky and his wife Jean,
children will play the game for free and will win their
choice of a stuffed animal.
Corry Central Labor Club
Two of the games prizes purchased with
funds from the Corry Central Labor Club are 16 dozen two-toned floral leis and 16 dozen animal face masks.
One of the prizes purchased with
money donated by VFW is 16 dozen of Smile Face Yo-Yos.
The Faith Evangelical Church of 13444 West Washington Street
has donated $250. to Corry Area Arts Council to purchase
game prizes for children to be awarded at 45th Sunday in the
Park in the Children's FREE Fun Land. Left from last
year are 288 Patriotic Pencils, several dozen Motivational
Pencils as pictured below.
Shearer's Snacks formerly Barrel
O' Fun at Waterford PA has notified Arts Council that they
will be donating 300 snack packs of potato chips which will
be used as game prizes for the Children's Fun Land area
Jake and Mark of Sander's Market have agreed to donate 200
cookies to be used as game prizes in the Children's Fun Land
Thanks to the folks at Corry's
McDonald's (Chris and Steve) and Heather at the corporate
office in Waterford.
Children will be able to win over 280 coupons good for one
Taco Bell at 32 West Columbus
Avenue has donated 50 coupons for a FREE small freeze with
Rain location for our 46th Sunday in the Park
will be Corry Area Primary School at 423 Wayne Street in
Please Use Wright Street Entrance
A decision will be made at 10:30 AM as to whether we will be
outside in City Park or inside at Corry Area Primary School.
CORRY AREA ARTS COUNCIL INC