The Pennsylvania Army National Gaurd, 1st battallion 28th division 112th infantry regiment makes their way down State Street carrying a 30x60 foot American flag during the Perry 200 Grand Parade in Erie on May 25. More than 200 entries made their way down 12th Street and onto State Street. JARID A. BARRINGER/

A crowd of about 200 people gather around to witness the illumination of a 80x15 foot ice castle made from blocks of ice from the Chautauqua Lake during the Presidents Day Weekend Festival at Lakeside Park in Mayville, N.Y., on Feb 14. JARID A. BARRINGER/

The smoke of cannon fire from the U.S. Brig Niagara is photographed while sailing through the channel into Presque Isle Bay for the Parade of Sail during the Erie Tall Ships festival on Sept 5. JARID A. BARRINGER/

Ron Yarosz from Ron Yarosz and the Vehicle performs on stage at the Blues and Jazz festvial at Frontier Park on Aug 3. JARID A. BARRINGER/

Competitive arm wrestlers James Wagner, left, 46, and Dave Chaffee, right, 36, both of Erie, lock hands at center table for a photograph at Scooter's in Erie on Jan 13. Both Wagner and Chaffee will be featured on AMC's reality show, "Game of Arms," in late Feb 2014. JARID A. BARRINGER/