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    Buhl Day tradition continues in park

    When Buhl Day was revived in 1980, organizers put together a day of activities boasting entertainment and fireworks.

    Buhl Day '97 continues the tradition of fun-filled activities in Buhl Farm, Hermitage. But Buhl Day-related events have expanded into a three-day extravaganza, Saturday through Sept. 1. (full schedule)

    One of the highlights will be the Buhl Day parade and recognition of Buhl Day honorees. This year's honorees are Ruth Brutt, Deanna M.R. Yarboro and Irwin Yanowitz. They will be recognized during opening ceremonies at 11:45 a.m. Labor Day at the Performing Arts Center in Buhl Farm.

    Buhl Day is a salute to turn-of-the-century industrialist Frank H. Buhl and his wife, Julia Forker Buhl. They left a legacy of philanthropic works in the Shenango Valley including the park.

    On Buhl Day, every section of the park will be filled with activity including new attractions and changes. This year, a children's art show will be showcased in addition to the long-established art show in the Activities Building sponsored by the Valley Arts Guild. Local cartoonist Dale McFarland coordinated the children's art show.

    The youth stage, always a big drawing card for the younger crowd, will be in the area behind the baseball field and Shelter 3. The band, Dreamscape, will perform in a show from 4 to 6 p.m. funded by Wheatland Tube Co.

    The Labor Day gala will be preceded by weekend activities.

    Saturday activities:
    • Junior tennis tournament starting at 10 a.m. at Buhl Farm tennis courts. (Rain date is Sunday.) The Herald is sponsoring the tournament.

    • 45 and older golf tournament at Buhl Farm Golf Course, Hermitage. Women will tee off at 8 a.m. and men at 10:30.
    Sunday activities:

    Buhl Day Committee is promoting its Sunday in the Park with family-centered activities from 1 to 4 p.m. They are:
    • Cavalcade of Schools at the Performing Arts Center. This will feature routines by Shenango Valley area majorettes, dance lines, flag lines and cheerleaders.

    • Showcase of talent at the center. Dance groups and twirling teams will perform.

    • Lake Julia Fishing Contest, funded by PNC, will be at Lake Julia. Anglers must be between 6 and 15 years old. Prizes will be awarded for boys and girls in age groups of 6 to 8 years old, 9 to 12 and 13 to 15.

      There is an entry fee of $2 per angler. Funds will be used for propagation of the lake.

      Parents or guardians must sign entry forms of anglers. Entry forms are available at the Casino at Buhl Farm. Entry forms may be returned to the Casino or Dan Grundy, 107 Smith Ave., Sharon. Anglers will receive rules the day of the contest.

    Patricia Hideg is Buhl Day chairwoman.

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