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Day 18: Erie, PA event. We backtracked a bit to Erie PA for an event at the Blasco Memorial Library, the largest of the Erie County libraries. We had 12 guests that made chains and adorned books. Another 15 or so came for the talent show held in the same room we had our event.
The library is set on the bayfront in Erie, a beautiful spot. It joins the Erie Maritime Museum on the site. We arrived a bit early and had a tasty lunch in a nearby restaurant overlooking the bay. After lunch, I took a quick tour of the grounds to take some pictures while Sal went inside to work on the wall art for our June 9 exhibit in Newport.
Our guests were mostly young people who took to the tasks at hand with interest and enthusiasm. Nothing like youthful energy to liven up a group. And while they did well making safety pin chains, it was the dress up and adorning books that was the most fun for the group, as you can see from the pictures.
The talent show was comprised of 4 musicians, one of whom was a survivor of a serious, normally fatal disease. This was his return to performing after a 10-year (!) struggle against ulcerative colitis. Don's story and performance added a great human element to the evening.
Many thanks to Jessica and Sarah for inviting us, promoting the event, and making us feel welcome. Blasco Memorial Library was a great venue that created an experience we will long remember.