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June, 2014

Drenched Fur Celebrates 10th Year


Drenched Fur Celebrates 10th Year

In early April, the city of Erie hosted the Exclusive Bear Weekend known as Drenched Fur. This was the tenth annual bear run that brought together over 250 men from around the tri-state region and across the nation from Florida, Texas, California, and Canada. The attendees enjoyed the various events that incorporated the pirates theme held primarily at the Clarion Lake Erie and Bel-Aire Conference Center.
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May, 2014

Drenched Fur 10 Video News Update - Post Run

Drenched Fur 10 Video News Update - Post Run
Even though the run is over and everyone's returned home from the voyage of Drenched Fur 10, we do have some more news. The DF10 Committee is happy to read the online posts and comments thus far and some guys have been inquiring about details for booking at the host hotel for Drenched Fur 11. Hence, we put together a quick video to let everyone know what's happening.
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April, 2014

Drenched Fur Splash Lagoon Towel Policy Update

Drenched Fur Splash Lagoon Towel Policy Update
The Drenched Fur Committee is providing a quick update to inform our attendees of a policy change with Splash Lagoon Water Park Resort. The Splash Lagoon Private Water Park Event is on Saturday, April 12. As we prepare for this year's event weekend, we were notified that: As of January 7th, 2014, Splash Lagoon will no longer provide complimentary pool towels. All guests are encouraged to bring their own towels. Splash Lagoon souvenir beach towels may be purchased in the Surf Shop.
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Get in on the fun at Drenched Fur 10 at Splash Lagoon

Get in on the fun at Drenched Fur 10 at Splash Lagoon
Been thinking about joining the guys of Drenched Fur? Wanted to go to Splash Lagoon but with just a group of good guys and no children? It's that time of year again! The largest group of bears for Drenched Fur 10 invite you to join them in April. 

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March, 2014

Drenched Fur's Tenth Big Splash


Drenched Fur's Tenth Big Splash

Drenched Fur is celebrating its 10th year of bringing together the broader bear community from Erie, PA and beyond. Over 250 bears, cubs, and admirers attending Drenched Fur 10 invite you to join them in April for fun and good times. On Friday night, April 11th, join us at The Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, for hours of fun dance music starting at 11 PM with cover charge at the door. Guests are welcome to support this year's charity, the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, by making a donation and putting their name on display around the bar.

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February, 2014

Drenched Fur Video Update

Drenched Fur Video Update
It's here! Drenched Fur 10 registration has been underway for a couple of months now and it's time to catch up on some stuff that's happening with our run. So here's a little update video regarding run registration status, the host hotel rooms situation, some details on our new daytime tours, and opportunities to sponsor or volunteer. The DF Committee is excited to host our TENTH weekend of frolic and fun here in Erie, PA and we're just a couple of months away!
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January, 2014

December Bear Bar Night

December Bear Bar Night
On Friday, December 27, Drenched Fur held a post-holiday Bear Bar Night at The Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA. Photos are by Michael Mahler, co-editor for Erie Gay News, which editing by Deb Spilko.
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December, 2013

Bear Bar Night

Bear Bar Night
On Friday, November 22, 2013, the Drenched Fur board had a fun and friendly Bear Bar Night at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 8th St, Erie PA.Photos are by Michael Mahler, co-editor for Erie Gay News.
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Drenched Fur 10 Registration Begins Dec 1st!

Drenched Fur 10 Registration Begins Dec 1st!
As the year wraps up and winter is descending, one thing is just starting to heat up: registration for Drenched Fur 10, Erie's Bear Run, kicks off on Sunday, December 1st. With just over four months to go, the DF Committee is excited to begin preparations for our anniversary year of hosting Drenched Fur on April 10th-13th, 2013. Folks can register on-line at the run website, www.drenchedfur.com. This year's run includes the Basics Package for all the main items of the weekend along with the Splash Lagoon Water Park Event on Saturday Night. Attendees can choose to add on a limited edition Drenched Fur 10 Beach Towel, or even one of three different tour packages on Friday or Saturday during the run weekend.
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October, 2013

September Bear Bar Night

September Bear Bar Night
On Friday, September 27. 2013, Drenched Fur held a Bear Bar Night at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA. It was a great night after taking a break for the summer!
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June, 2013

Drenched Fur Raises Funds for NW PA Pride Alliance for DF9

Drenched Fur Raises Funds for NW PA Pride Alliance for DF9
Drenched Fur chooses a different charity each year to raise funds for as part of it's annual Bear run. This year, Drenched Fur chose NW PA Pride Alliance. Part of the fundraiser included selling dog tags at the Zone Dance Club. NW PA Pride Alliance Vice-President Season Crannell (AKA Goldilocks) took photos of the dog tags that were sold.
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May, 2013

Drenched Fur 9 Sets Record Attendance

Drenched Fur 9 Sets Record Attendance
During the first weekend of April, the Erie community hosted once again to Erie’s Exclusive Bear Weekend known as Drenched Fur. This time the ‘Best Little Run for Fun’ brought together a record 250+ men from around the tri-state area and as far away as Chicago, Houston, DC, and Toronto. Erie has been hosting Drenched Fur for nine years allowing men to appreciate themselves and each other in their natural masculinity.
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April, 2013

Get in on the biggest year of fun at Drenched Fur 9 and Splash Lagoon

Get in on the biggest year of fun at Drenched Fur 9 and Splash Lagoon
Have you been wanting to check out whatever this thing called Drenched Fur is? Ever wanted to go to Splash Lagoon but would rather attend it with just a group of good guys and no children? Well here is your chance! The largest group of bears ever for Drenched Fur 9 invite you to join them the first weekend in April. On Thursday, April 4th, Drenched Fur 9 will be kicking things off with the early arrivals for a night of Kareoke at Billie's inside the Avalon Hotel and Conference Center, at 16 West 10th Street in downtown Erie with a $5 cover at the door.
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March Bear Bar Night

March Bear Bar Night
On Friday, March 15, 2013, The board for Drenched Fur held a fun Bear Bear Night at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA. Bear Bar Night is usually the 3rd Friday of the month. Photos are by Michael Mahler, co-editor for Erie Gay News.
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March, 2013

February Bear Bar Night

February Bear Bar Night
On Friday, February 15, 2013, The board for Drenched Fur held a fun Bear Bear Night at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA. Bear Bar Night is usually the 3rd Friday of the month. Photos are by Michael Mahler, co-editor for Erie Gay News.
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Get Wet at Drenched Fur 9

Get Wet at Drenched Fur 9
This year Drenched Fur marks nine years of bringing together the broader bear community from Erie and beyond. The bears, cubs, and admirers of Drenched Fur 9 invite you to join them in April for fun and good times.
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February, 2013

Drenched Fur 9 April 4-6

Drenched Fur 9 April 4-6
Wish you were bumping and grinding to the beat in a crowd of furry faces? Ever wanted to enjoy a private event evening at Splash Lagoon? Well, here is your chance! The bears, cubs, and admirers of Drenched Fur 9 invite you to join them in April for fun and good times.
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January Bear Bar Night

January Bear Bar Night

On Friday, January 18, 2013, members of Erie's Bear community had a fun time at the monthly Bear Bar Night at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA. The event is organized by the Drenched Fur committee, the annual Bear Run. Photos are by Michael Mahler, co-editor for Erie Gay News.

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January, 2013

Holiday Bear Bar Night

Holiday Bear Bar Night
On Friday, December 14, 2012, Erie's Bear community and friends enjoyed a wonderful holiday Bear Bar Night at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA. Photos are by Michael Mahler, Erie Gay News co-editor and Season Crannell.
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November, 2012

Bear Bar Night

Bear Bar Night
On Friday, October 19, Drenched Fur committee members organizied another fun Bear Bar Night at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA. Bears and their admirers enjoyed a wonderful night of good times and hanging with old and new friends! Photos by Michael Mahler and others.
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October, 2012

Bear Bar Night a Fun Time!

Bear Bar Night a Fun Time!
On Friday, September 21, Erie's Bear community had a fun night out at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, at the monthly Bear Bar Night. The get together is usually held the 3rd Friday of the month. For more info, browse to the Drenched Fur web site or sign up for the Erie Bear Event email list. Photos are by Erie Gay News co-editor Michael Mahler and NW PA Pride Alliance Vice President Season Crannell.
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May, 2012

Drenched Fur 8 Had a Great Weekend

Drenched Fur 8 Had a Great Weekend
The bears of Drenched Fur 8 enjoyed a great weekend at the end of March for fun and good times. On Thursday, early arrivals for a bar night outing at The Zone Dance Club to kicked off the run events. Then on Friday run registrants gathered together for an indoor pool party at the Bel Aire Hotel followed by a musical performance with the return of vocal/guitarist Jeff RockCub. The fun continued the following night, on Saturday with a Gilligan's Island Themed Buffet Dinner and Comedy Game Show Combo at the Bel Aire Hotel. And of course, that night was the exclusive event at the Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort where over 200 guys from around the USA had the entire facility to themselves! The event weekend also included a winery tour, casino visits, charity auction, vendor mall, and other activities. The Drenched Fur 8 Committee hosted one of the biggest events for Erie's GLBTQA community and thanks all the individuals and businesses that helped make this year a success. To find out more about Drenched Fur and to review our photo gallery from over the years, you can visit our website at www.drenchedfur.com.
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April, 2012

Gilligan's Island Theme Announced for Drenched Fur Dinner on March 31

Gilligan's Island Theme Announced for Drenched Fur Dinner on March 31
We're in the final weeks and days for the run preparation and the DF8 Committee has a little fun in store for Saturday's Buffet Dinner. So in case you haven't heard, to change things up a little bit, we've chosen a new theme for our meal. Drum Roll please.......
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March, 2012

Bear Bar Night a Smash!

Bear Bar Night a Smash!
Drenched Fur's second Bear Bar Night at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA, on Friday, February 17 was a delightful way for Bears and their friends and supporters to enjoy some great times together and meet new folks. Drenched Fur is Erie's annual Bear Run. Sign up for the Erie Bear Events email list here! Photos are by Gary Snyder.
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Drenched Fur 8 Donations Sought for Charity Auction

Drenched Fur 8 Donations Sought for Charity Auction
Drenched Fur 8 will soon be here!  Your Drenched Fur Organizing Committee are being busy little bears getting the run in order to make sure you have a wonderful experience here in Erie! If you have been to our run before, you already know that we have a Silent Auction each year. This year our benefactor will be the Persad Center of Erie.  They are one of the trailblazers in offering professional counseling services to the LGBTQ community. 
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Join the fun at Drenched Fur 8 and Splash Lagoon

Join the fun at Drenched Fur 8 and Splash Lagoon
Have you been wanting to hang out more with guys in the bear community?  Ever wanted to go to Splash Lagoon but would rather attend a private event at night? Well here is your chance! The bears of Drenched Fur 8 invite you to join them at the end of March for weekend of fun and good times. On Thursday, March 29th, 2012, Drenched Fur 8 will be kicking things off with the early arrivals for a bar night outing at The Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA.  Then on Friday, March 30th, the weekend continues for run registrants with an indoor pool party at the Bel Aire Hotel followed by a musical performance with the return of vocal/guitarist Jeff RockCub.  Local guys can join us for Jeff’s performance starting at 11 PM with just a $5 cover charge at the door. But the fun continues the following night, on Saturday, March 31st when Drenched Fur 8 also welcomes locals to join us for our Themed Buffet Dinner and Comedy Game Show Combo at the Bel Aire Hotel.  Cocktail hour starts at 6 PM with dinner service at 7 PM, followed at 8PM by laughs from the return of our comedy game show; all this for just $35 per person!  And of course, that night we’re once again hosting our exclusive event at the Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort. The event is from 10 PM until 2 AM and the admission is $40 per person. If community members wish to participate in the private event at Splash Lagoon, please visit the DF8 website at www.drenchedfur.com and click on Registration. (Advance signup and payment is required for the Saturday Dinner/Show Combo as well as the Splash Lagoon Private Event)
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February, 2012

Bear Bar Night Keeps Warm

Bear Bar Night Keeps Warm
On the Friday night of this year's first winter storm (January 13, 2012), The Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA hosted a Bear Bar Night where dozens of bears, cubs and their friends defied the snow to enjoy fun times with the local community and staff at the bar. The Drenched Fur 8 Committee gave away a Splash Lagoon Private Event Pass for Saturday March 31st during this year's run. Congrats to Jared on being the proud recipient! The guys that put on Drenched Fur are grateful for everyone that came out to join us for bringing together Erie's GLBTQA community and thanks all the individuals that helped make January's Bear Bar Night a success. Our next Bear Bar Night will be Friday, February 17!
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January, 2012

Drenched Fur Bear Bar Night

Drenched Fur Bear Bar Night
Join local/tri-state area bears, cubs, admirers and their friends on Friday January 13th at 10 PM for Bear Bar Night at the Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie PA. ($2 cover charge for the bar, but there is no additional charge for the Bear Bar Night.) Come shake your groove thing on the dance floor, shoot some pool or just hang out and chat with others in attendance. Not only can you meet up with fun people, you could have a chance to win the raffle giveaway that night. The DF8 Committee will be giving away a free pass to Splash Lagoon Water Park for the Drenched Fur 8 After Hours Private Event on Saturday night during this year's bear run, Mar 29-Apr 1. For more information, contact Gary Snyder at (814) 446-2327 or [email protected] or Michael Mahler at (814) 456-9833 or [email protected].
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August, 2011

Drenched Fur 7 Has Lucky Weekend

Drenched Fur 7 Has Lucky Weekend
This past April, Erie was once again the host for Erie’s Exclusive Bear Weekend known as Drenched Fur. This time the run of incredible fun for over 200 men hailing from around the tri-state area and as far away as Texas, Indiana, New Jersey, Wisconsin and Toronto. Erie has been the annual host to Drenched Fur and celebrated lucky year number seven for the men attending that appreciate themselves and each other in their natural masculinity.
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April, 2011

Drenched Fur wants you to join them for Entertainment, Fun and Splash Lagoon

Drenched Fur wants you to join them for Entertainment, Fun and Splash Lagoon
Drenched Fur 7’s weekend (April 7-10) is arriving quickly and this year the committee is looking forward to hosting another great weekend of fun here in Erie.
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March, 2011

Join the bears for Tunes, Dance Beats, Laughs and Splash Lagoon

Join the bears for Tunes, Dance Beats, Laughs and Splash Lagoon
Want to listen to some live music by an artist that has performed all across the country?  Looking to enjoy dance beats by an international DJ?  Have you ever thought it would be great to enjoy a private event evening at Splash Lagoon? Well here is your chance! The bears of Drenched Fur 7 invite you to join them in April for fun and good times. On Friday, April 8th, 2011, Drenched Fur 7 will be hosting vocal/guitarist RockCub along with comedian emcee William Brown.  Join us at the Bel Aire for two hours of fun and enjoyable live music starting at 8 PM with just a $5 cover charge at the door. But the fun doesn’t end!  From 11 PM to 2 AM, the Bel Aire Hotel is still the place to be if you want to enjoy the sounds of International Renowned Circuit DJ Barney Philly for the Sweat ‘n SCRUFF Dance Party for only a $5 cover!  The following night, on Saturday, April 9th, Drenched Fur 7 is also welcoming locals to join us for our Tropical Themed Buffet Dinner and Comedy Show Combo.  Cocktail hour starts at 6 PM with dinner service at 7 PM, followed by laughs from the hilarious William Brown for just $35 per person.  And of course, that night we’re once again hosting our exclusive event at the Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort. The event is from 10 PM until 2 AM and the admission is $40. If community members wish to participate in the private event at Splash Lagoon, please visit the DF7 website at www.drenchedfur.com and click on Registration. (Advance signup and payment is required for the Saturday Dinner/Show Combo as well as the Splash Lagoon Event)
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February, 2011

Drenched Fur Coordinator on Bear Podcast

Drenched Fur Coordinator on Bear Podcast
Drenched Fur coordinator Gary Snyder recently was on Bear Podcast with hosts Nard and Ray. From Bear Podcast's site: Gary joined us to talk about Drenched Fur 7 on April 7-10. Nard and Ray recommend Spartacus: Gods of the Arena on Netflix.
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June, 2010

Drenched Fur 6 Makes a Splash

Drenched Fur 6 Makes a Splash
This past March, Erie was host to the sixth installment of Erie’s Exclusive Bear Weekend known as Drenched Fur. Lots of incredible fun was had by over 200 men from around the tri-state area and as far away as Georgia, Arkansas and Missouri. The bear community has been a part of the broader GLBTQA community since it began in the 1980s. Erie has been the annual host to Drenched Fur as an event weekend for the men of the bear community that appreciate themselves and each other in their natural masculinity.
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March, 2010

Bears invite you to join them for Entertainment and Splash Lagoon

Bears invite you to join them for Entertainment and Splash Lagoon
Want to listen to some live music that’s not necessarily the Top 40 Pop/Dance Chart hits? Ever thought it would be great to enjoy a private event evening at Splash Lagoon? Well, here is your chance! The bears of Drenched Fur 6 invite you to join them the last weekend of March this month for fun and good times. On Friday, March 26th, 2010, Drenched Fur 6 and Craze Nite Club will be hosting the premier musical event of Bearapalooza. Bearapalooza is a grouping of entertainers from the bear community that perform across the country at various venues/events. For Drenched Fur 6 this year, Bearapalooza will consist of musicians Freddy Freeman, Elijah Black, Kendall and RockCub along with comedian William Brown as emcee. The event kicks off with a cocktail hour at 7 PM, followed by the musical performances from 8 PM until 10:30 PM and the cover charge at the door is just $10. The following night, on Saturday, March 27th, Drenched Fur 6 will be once again hosting an exclusive event at the Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort. The event is from 10 PM until 2 AM and the cost will be $40. If community members wish to participate in the private event at Splash Lagoon, please visit the registration page at the DF6 website. (Advance signup and payment is required).
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February, 2010

Drenched Fur 6 Registration is now open!

Drenched Fur 6 Registration is now open!
With just 11 weeks to go, we're proud to announce that registration for attending Drenched Fur 6 on March 26th-28th, 2010 in Erie, PA has now begun. Folks can choose to register either on-line thru the website here or by printing the registration form here and mail in their payment. This year's registration options include the Basics Package for all the main items of the weekend but does not include Splash Lagoon Water Park Event on Saturday Night. Attendees can choose to add the water park on to the Basics or choose to attend the Splash event only. Also, we are having a limited amount of Drenched Fur 6 Beach Towels created again this year for only $15 each. (Note: Splash Lagoon does not supply towels.) In addition, folks can join us for an afternoon outing on Saturday for Wine Tasting as well or try their luck at hitting BIG Money at Presque Isle Downs and Casino.
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August, 2009

Drenched Fur Waldameer & Water World event Aug 22

Drenched Fur Waldameer & Water World event Aug 22
For five years now, the Drenched Fur Committee has been hosting the Erie’s Bear Run in the late winter/early spring. And in response to requests for an outdoor/summertime event, the DF Committee has planned an outing to Waldameer and Water World on Saturday August 22nd. For just $17, you will get a combo pass for all the rides and slides to enjoy along with the other bears, cubs and admirers. We’re inviting folks to join us for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) between 11am and 1pm. After lunch, we’ll head into the water park for a few fun soaked hours and then enjoy for dinner the various food rides the amusement park offers. Then it’s on to midway games and rides for a few more hours of enjoyment. One of the best options for Waldameer is that folks who don’t care for rides can still join us for the amusement park portion for free! Waldameer does not require admission to the non-water park portion where tickets can be purchased for say just 1 ride if desired. Water World however does require admission. But for the group discounted rate of just $17, you can’t go wrong! More details regarding the days events and contact information can be found by visiting www.drenchedfur.com or calling me at (814)384-0463. We look forward to having you join us!
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May, 2009

Drenched Fur Makes Another Splash in Erie

Drenched Fur Makes Another Splash in Erie
The first weekend in April was incredible fun for over 200 men from around the tri-state area and as far away as Florida, Arkansas and Virginia that came together for the fifth installment of Erie’s Bear Weekend called Drenched Fur. The bear community has been growing ever since it began in the 1980s and Erie, PA has helped create a place for men that appreciate themselves and each other.
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April, 2009

Bears invite you to join them at Splash Lagoon, Dinner

Bears invite you to join them at Splash Lagoon, Dinner
Ever thought it would be great to have a private event evening at Splash Lagoon? Well here is your chance! On Saturday, April 4, 2009, Drenched Fur 5 will host an exclusive event at the Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort. The event is from 10 PM until 2 AM and the cost will be $40. There is also an option to have a Buffet Dinner and Splash Combo for $60. The Buffet Dinner will be at the banquet room of the Quality Inn and Suites on Perry Highway. It is preceded by a cash bar Cocktail Party at 5:30 PM and Buffet Service begins at 7:30 PM. The buffet menu includes a wide variety of chef prepared items. If community members wish to participate in the evening, either Splash Lagoon or the Buffet Dinner and Splash Combo, please visit the DF5 website at www.denchedfur.com and click on Registration. (Advance registration is required).
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March, 2009

Drenched Fur Celebrating 5 Years

Drenched Fur Celebrating 5 Years
As the weeks pass, more and more guys from across the country and the local tri-state region are registering and making plans to attend Drenched Fur 5, Erie’s Bear Run Weekend. This year’s event weekend is coming up next month from Friday, April 3rd thru Sunday, April 5th, 2009. The DF5 Committee has been hard at work on preparing for the attendees this year. One important update is a new host hotel with Quality Inn and Suites near the Presque Isle Downs and Casino on Perry Highway (Rte 97). Just like last year, local guys are welcome to join us for our private event outing to Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort on Saturday night. Also, we’re bringing back some afternoon tours around the Erie region on Saturday including the ever popular Winery Tour. Prior to these events, we will be having a bar crawl on Friday night out to Craze and The Zone. We will be updating our website periodically with announcements and further information in the coming weeks. Since the launch of our on-line registration on January 1st, we have received over 100 registrations in the first month, and booked over 50% of our host hotel rooms. If you’re interested in more information, feel free to point your web browser over to www.drenchedfur.com to review the schedule of events, register for some/all of the weekend and more. If you have questions, you can contact Gary the Run Coordinator at [email protected] or (814)384.0463 for further details.
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January 2009

Drenched Fur 5 Returns

Drenched Fur 5 Returns
As 2008 wraps up and moves us into a new year, the Drenched Fur committee is back together again planning the next installment of Erie’s Bear Run Weekend. This year’s event weekend is scheduled for Friday, April 3rd thru Sunday, April 5th, 2009. We have some new things in the works including a new host hotel that is exclusively ours for the taking this year! We’ll be returning to Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort yet again at night like last year thanks to the rave reviews and and feedback we received. Currently we are looking at providing folks the option of some afternoon tours around the Erie region on Saturday as well as a bar crawl on on Friday night. We will be updating our website periodically with announcement and further information in the coming weeks and months. And we are launching our on-line registration at the top of the new year, starting on January 1st. If you’re interested in more information, feel free to point your web browser over to www.drenchedfur.com or contact Gary the Run Coordinator at [email protected] or 814.384.0463 for details.
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May, 2008

Drenched Fur Is a Splashing Success

Drenched Fur Is a Splashing Success
The first weekend of April was the fourth year of Erie’s premier bear run event, Drenched Fur. This year was host to a record 230 attendees, almost double last year’s run! Participants enjoyed a great weekend of activities from parties, visits to regional wineries, trips to gambling at Presque Isle Downs and Casino and also a private event at Splash Lagoon on Friday night. This year, we raised over $1,000 for the Shriners Hospital here in Erie. The money donated will be provided for the children at Shriners to create their very own Build-A-Bear animal from the company’s website. Then, staff members from the hospital will visit the Millcreek Mall store to have the stuffed animal made as requested.
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April, 2008

Drenched Fur 4 Has Options For You!

Drenched Fur 4 Has Options For You!

A sell-out weekend is in store for Drenched Fur 4, April 4-6. Even though the weekend package runs are sold out, folks can consider ala carte choices to join the fun.

On Thursday Night before things kick off, early arrivals and the committee members will get together at Raphael’s Tavern, 363 W 8th Street, starting at 7 pm (no cover charge). Friday, things get started with the Meet ‘n Greet from 7-10 pm on the second floor of the Avalon Hotel. The cover charge is $7. Hosted by Bears of Toronto, this event brings together run attendees as well as local folks. In addition, our Vendors Mall will be taking place at the same time where various items from apparel to books, CDs and DVDs can be purchased.

Saturday morning brings back the Vendors Mall from 10 am until Noon (no cover charge). Beginning at 8:30 pm Saturday in the Niagara Ballroom at the Avalon, the public can attend the Comedy Show as we welcome Erie’s own Uncle Pete for the opening act, followed by the notoriously bawdy and funny William Brown. The $10 cover charge includes DJ’d Dance. Or come on over at 10 pm and for a $5 cover charge, get your groove on to the sounds of DJ Tony Ruiz at the Wet ‘n Wild Dance.

On Sunday morning, we’re hosting our Second Annual Charity Silent Auction and Breakfast Buffet in the Niagara Ballroom with a $15 cover fee (includes breakfast). Proceeds benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children here in Erie. More details can be found at www.drenchedfur.com - so come join the fun!

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March, 2008

Drenched Fur 4 sets record for registrations!

Drenched Fur 4 sets record for registrations!

Drenched Fur 4’s weekend (April 4-6) is arriving quickly. This year the committee is looking forward to hosting the largest number of attendees in Erie to date.

In less than two months, more people have registered for this year’s bear run weekend than ever before and we’re not done yet. As of press time, we have less than 50 registration run packages available. However, if you’re unable to attend the whole weekend, we still have some great options for you to enjoy the fun!

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February, 2008

Drenched Fur Returns

Drenched Fur Returns

It’s time again for Erie’s Premier Bear Event, coming back for more furry fun. The bears will be invading during Drenched Fur 4, which will be held the weekend of April 4-6.

The most significant change this year involves the outing to Splash Lagoon. This year the water park resort activities will be held on Friday night, between 10PM and 2AM. Even better, the even at Splash will be open to folks age 18 and over from the local gay community. More details will follow in the coming months, so watch for more information. Contact Gary for details at [email protected]

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May, 2007

Drenched Fur III - Third time's a charm

Drenched Fur III - Third time's a charm

Who knew that Drenched Fur would make it this far? Looking back on the previous two years and the work we put into making this run and its legacy, it reminds us of the old ad slogan "You've come a long way baby." From the humble beginning where we wished for maybe 20 guys who would like to get together, to this year's record breaking registrant numbers (120+), it just keeps getting better each year.

Thanks guys for all you have done and I look forward to your assistance with Drenched Fur IV next year, to be held on April 4, 5 & 6 in 2008. We'll see you then!

For more run information, feel free to visit our website at www.drenchedfur.com.

 

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April, 2007

Drenched Fur Returns!

Drenched Fur Returns!
An update on < ahref="http://www.drenchedfur.com" target="_blank">Drenched Fur, Erie's bear run, which will be happening on March 30-April 1. Also, what is a "bear?"
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February, 2007

Drenched Fur update

Drenched Fur update
This year, join all the Bears for the return of some relaxing fun in Erie's premier indoor water park - Splash Lagoon! Or try something different by joining us for the all new Bears Being Wine-ohs Tour where you'll enjoy the afternoon visiting and tasting the wine from a few of our local Lake Erie region wineries! Limited Run Packages available Jan 1 thru Feb 28 are available now for only $60-80! Fees increase after Mar 1.
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January, 2007

Drenched Fur set to return!

Drenched Fur set to return!
After two successful years of bringing the bear community to life in Erie, we're at it again. The committee has begun the leg work for the 2007 version of Drenched Fur. The fun filled weekend si Friday, March 30 thru Sunday, April 1.
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May, 2006

Drenched Fur is another splashing success!

Drenched Fur is another splashing success!
Gary Snyder thanks the many business, organziations and individuals who made Drenched Fur II such a splashing success!
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January, 2006

Drenched Fur Committee Plans Next Big Splash

Drenched Fur Committee Plans Next Big Splash
Gary Snyder shares plans and asks for help with Drenched Fur II, which will be held March 24-26 2006. The first planning committee meeting is Saturday, January 14 at Moonsense Cafe, 5442 Peach St, Erie PA at 4 PM.
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May, 2005

Drenched Fur Turnout is a SPLASHING Success!

Drenched Fur Turnout is a SPLASHING Success!
The recent Drenched Fur Weekend on April 2 was very well attended. Gary thanks those involved and also shares some quotes from attendees.
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March, 2005

Drenched Fur Weekend

Drenched Fur Weekend
Join the Bears from Buffalo, Cleveland, Erie & Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 2 for good clean fun at Erie's Premier Indoor Water Park Resort - Splash Lagoon!
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