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Bank again sponsors free parking for Christmas events

Photo submitted to the Times Observer Pictured, in back from left, are officers Giannelli, Bond and Russell. In front, from left, are Ashley McBride, ERIEBANK community office manager; Sydney Nuhfer, city of Warren Police operations clerk; and Amber Carlson, ERIEBANK community office assistant manager.

Those looking for parking in the City of Warren this Thursday, Friday and next Monday will have the opportunity to do so for free.

ERIEBANK is again sponsoring free parking for the public in the city in an effort to promote the community and local businesses.

“We will be heading out tomorrow evening to bag the meters in the city of Warren and have paid for parking to help support local shoppers this weekend,” said Ashley McBride, ERIEBANK community office manager. “We love to support and promote the Warren community. If it were not for our community, we wouldn’t be as successful as we are. We always are shown a lot of appreciation each year when we provide this service.”

The bank made a $1,600 donation to the city to allow two-hour free parking for those visiting the downtown area. City of Warren police will be enforcing the limit.

“Parking enforcement officers will be walking their normal routes enforcing the two-hour limits,” McBride said.

Due to the Christmas Parade and Walk, there will be some street closings near the point. In the Christmas Walk area, sections of Liberty Street and Second Avenue will be closed starting at about 1 p.m. to allow for vendors to set up. The Christmas Parade route – beginning at the base of Market Street, left through the roundabout onto Pennsylvania Avenue and then right onto Hickory Street – will be closed at approximately 5:30 p.m.

The bank has been sponsoring free parking annually the week of the Christmas Walk since 2015.

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