Saint Mary's Home of Erie, PA


Saint Mary's Follies: Night Among the Stars

September 9, 2021 at the Bayfront Convention Center from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M.

5:00 Complimentary Cocktail Reception
6:00 Dinner with Entertainment inspired by Frank Sinatra
7:15 Ageless Remarkable Erieite Award Ceremony

Attire: Business or cocktail attire suggested, though some may choose to dress more formally.

Learn about the 2021 Award Recipients: Dean Baldwin, Thomas Loftus and Sally Sullivan

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A Safer Way to Celebrate

In response to the elevated COVID-19 positivity rate in Erie County, Saint Mary’s Home of Erie has been carefully considering a safer way to celebrate and has consulted with the Erie County Department of Health for their direction on how to proceed.

For the safety and comfort of our guests, and with the guidance of the Department of Health, Saint Mary’s Follies will continue as planned with added precautionary measures in place throughout the evening.

Facemasks will be required for all guests when moving throughout the venue; facemasks may be removed when seated and actively eating/drinking. Facemasks will be provided at registration for guests who arrive without one. In addition, hand-sanitizing stations will be located throughout the venue to encourage frequent and proper hand hygiene. While we will follow seating requests to the best of our ability, some requests may need to be modified to observe social distancing and offer guests more space at tables.

We understand that the decision to attend is personal. For guests who may still have concerns, accommodations will be made to view a livestream of the event. If you feel this is the best option for you and/or your group, please contact Emma Berkstresser at (814) 836-4394 or as soon as possible. Otherwise, it will be assumed that guests with reservations are attending in-person as originally planned.

For guests with reservations, please share this information with other members in your party as we may not have direct contact information for all guests.

We look forward to celebrating safely with you!

Ticket/Reservation Information

Interested in attending the 2021 event? Invitations are being mailed soon, but all are welcome to join us! Ticket/Reservation Information:

  • 2021 Follies Invite & RSVP

  • Per Person: $85
    Table of Eight: $680

    Cash or checks made payable to Saint Mary's Home of Erie can be mailed or delivered to:
    Saint Mary's Follies
    1781 West 26th Street
    Erie, PA 16508-1256

    Please note: Physical tickets will not be provided. Guests will check in at the event with their name or under the sponsor name.

    Sponsorship Information

    Thank you to our 2021 sponsors! Interested in sponsoring the 2021 event? Opportunities are available! Please complete and return the sponsorship form:

  • 2021 Follies Sponsorship Form

  • Questions regarding the event, please contact:
    Emma Berkstresser
    (814) 836-4394

    Those attending Saint Mary’s Follies Night Among the Stars will delight in complimentary cocktails, an elegant sit-down dinner, and live entertainment inspired by Frank Sinatra and performed by local stars. A poignant and inspirational ceremony honoring local seniors with an Ageless Remarkable Erieite Award concludes the evening.

    The proceeds from all ticket sales, sponsorships and donations make a difference for today’s seniors benefiting from the James E. Mantyla Benevolent Care Fund at Saint Mary's!

    2019 Saint Mary's Follies

    460 guests attended the 2019 Saint Mary's Follies on September 12th.

    2021 Special Sponsor

    The James E. Mantyla Foundation

    2021 Grand Finale Sponsors

    2021 Encore Sponsors

    2021 Standing Ovation Sponsors

    Atty. James and Barbara McNamara

    2021 Opening Act Sponsors

    Allen Bonace & Bill Gonda
    Gretchen & John Brugger
    Custom Engineering Company
    Russell & Susan Forquer
    The Loftus Family
    Motsch Plumbing

    2021 Overture Sponsors

    AHN Saint Vincent Hospital
    Building Systems, Inc.
    Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services
    Cathedral Preparatory School, Villa Maria Academy & Mother Teresa Academy
    Crime Victim Center of Erie County
    EHCA (Erie Homes for Children & Adults, Inc.)
    In Loving Memory of William Flaherty
    Fund Evaluation Group, LLC
    Great Lakes Data Racks & Cabinets
    Kennedy, P.C. Law Offices
    Manufacturer & Business Association
    Des & Deb McDonald
    Mercyhurst University
    Ronald & Loretta Seigley

    2021 Marquee Sponsors

    Jason Porreco & Bianchi Honda
    Catholic Charities
    John V. Schultz Furniture & Ashley Homestore
    Joseph McCormick Construction Co., Inc.
    Maria House Project
    Mercy Terrace Apartments
    Port Erie Plastics
    Scott Enterprises
    Sullivan Supply Co.
    Swartz Fire Alarm