Drenched Fur (52 Articles with 187,878 total views)
Drenched Fur is Erie's annual Bear Run since 2005. Check it out at the web site.
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.
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!
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!
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]
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.