BY JANE DANCHISEN
The Marblehead Peninsula Lions Club will host the 29th Annual Perch Festival on Sat., August 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at James Park. The event, held rain or shine, is made possible through the cooperation of Lake Erie Shores & Islands.
The festival will kick off at 10 a.m. with a parade through downtown Marblehead. Dick Biro, of Biro Manufacturing Company, will serve as grand marshal in honor of Biro Manufacturing’s 100th anniversary in 2021.
“We are especially pleased to recognize Biro Manufacturing in honor of their milestone anniversary,” said Marblehead Lions President Tod Kelly. “One hundred years of business in our small community is truly amazing.”
Biro Manufacturing markets over 35 items, including meat saws, tenderizers, meat grinders, chicken cutters, vacuum tumblers, horizontal slicers and other meat processing machinery. Biro Manufacturing’s equipment is used throughout the United States and the world.
According to Kelly, the Perch Festival is the club’s main fundraiser and all proceeds from the festival are given back to individuals and organizations located right here on the Marblehead Peninsula.
In addition to delicious food and live music by Third Degree Band sponsored by NOMS Healthcare, festival activities include vendors, raffles, 50/50 drawings, a car show, kids games, a magician and free Lafarge Quarry tours of the 100+ year old limestone quarry.
The festival will be held rain or shine. Contact President Tod Kelly for a parade form (free) or vendor entry form, or for more information at 248-765-0892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.