As part of its weekly spotlight on area weddings, The Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted a ceremony at Grey Towers Castle between Allison Watman and Eric Belcher, son of former Professor of History Dr. Gerald L. Belcher, who passed away in 1991.
A graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Eric Belcher frequently explored Grey Towers Castle as a child and chose the location for the wedding as a tribute to his father. Both Belcher and Watman are professional jugglers.
Every year, Arcadia names an award in Dr. Belcher’s honor at Honors Convocation to undergraduates who demonstrate excellence in analytical written discourse.
Eric spotted a beautiful woman and threw the hat to her. To his astonishment, she caught it on her head - the very thing he had been trying to do throughout his act. He easily caught her perfect return, the completed circuit delighting the crowd. After the main performance, Eric saw that same beautiful woman grinning at him. They talked for the better part of two hours.