Erie PrideFest set for Saturday June 10

From the Erie Gay News:

Saturday, June 10th Pride Erie Picnic Once again, the Pride Erie Picnic will be held at Presque Isle State Park at the Rotary Pavilion.We are back to having the Picnic on the traditional 2nd Saturday in June (June 10) and we will run from 1 PM to 6 PM (starts 1 hour earlier)

Now here's something very cool  In addition to celebrating gay pride, these fine folks up in the Northwestern regions also use Pride to generate support for hunger programs. 

Food Bank Donations

As we did last year, in addition to the potluck buffet, we will also be collecting nonperishable items for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania. Last year generous GLBT people and their supporters collectd 99 pounds of food. Let's see if we can top that!

Below is a list of the most needed items. Please no home-canned foods, glass containers, unsealed or opened packages, outdated baby food or formula, or bulging or severely dented cans.

Protein Group: Canned Meat (ham, meat spread, beef stew), Canned Fish, Canned Nuts, Peanut Butter, Macaroni & Cheese, Dry Beans

Breads & Cereals: Cake Mixes, Bisquick, Muffin Mix, Cornbread Mix, Dry Cereal, Oatmeal, Rice, Rice Cakes, Pasta

Milk Products: Evaporated Milk, Powdered Milk

Fruits & Vegetables: Canned Fruits, Canned Vegetables, Canned Juices, Canned Soup, Canned Spaghetti Sauce, Dried Fruits (raisins, apricots, prunes)

Other Needed Items: Coffee, Baby Products (diapers, baby wipes, powder, lotion), Household Supplies (dish soap, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies), Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue, napkins), Health and Beauty Aids (toothpaste & brushes, shampoo, bar soap)

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