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erienewsnow.com 14 Jan, 2022 23:45 am

Erie's Big Gymnastics Event Honors Patriotism, Not Groundhogs - Erie News Now

Erie's Big Gymnastics Event Honors Patriotism, Not Groundhogs - Erie News Now
The 21st annual Stars & Stripes Coed Gymnastics Meet began Friday at the Bayfront Convention Center.

The 21st Stars and Stripes Coed Invitational Gymnastics Meet is being held at the Bayfront Convention Center.It's hard to believe the gymnastics meet was once going to be named after a rodent.The idea for a big gymnastics meet in Erie was first discussed on September 10, 2001.The plans for the gymnastics meet changed dramatically.

According to Meet Director Doug Pershun, it was decided to hold the event that following February on Groundhog Day weekend.It's Groundhog Day!

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