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Buhl Day '97

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    Buhl Day events

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This schedule contains updated information and changes made since the Buhl Day programs were printed. Events are at Buhl Farm, unless otherwise noted.


  • Ruth Brutt, Sharon.
  • Irwin Yanowitz, Sharon.
  • Deanna M.R. Yarboro, Hermitage.

    Pre-Buhl Day events

    Junior tennis tournament
    Sponsored by The Herald

  • 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Buhl Farm tennis courts. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 31.

    45 and older golf tournament

  • Saturday, Aug. 30, at Buhl Farm Golf Course, Hermitage. Women tee off at 8 a.m. and men at 10:30.

    Sunday in the Park

  • Fishing contest at Lake Julia, sponsored by PNC Bank, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31.

  • Cavalcade of Schools between 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Performing Arts Center with presentations by Shenango Valley area majorettes, dance lines, flag lines and cheerleaders.

  • Area Talent Showcase between 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at the PAC with performances by local twirlers and dance groups.

    Buhl Day activities, Monday, Sept. 1

    Oakwood Cemetery

  • F.H. Buhl Memorial Service at 9 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage, conducted by members of St. John's Episcopal Church, Sharon.


  • 9:30 a.m. -- Starts at Ellis Avenue, Hermitage, travels west on East State Street to the Sharon line, then turns onto Buhl Boulevard north to the park.

    Children's workshop at Buhl Farm Casino
    Activities funded by National City Bank

  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. -- Balloon sculpture animals.

  • 2 to 2:30 p.m. -- Face painting.

  • 2:30 to 2:45 p.m. -- Storytelling by Shirley Spiegel, in costume.

  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. -- Magic show by Ray Witkowski.

  • 3:45 to 4 p.m. -- Second storytelling session.

  • 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. -- Second magic show.

  • 5 to 5:30 p.m. -- Balloon sculpture animals.

    Casino pool

  • 1 p.m. show by F.H. Buhl Mermaids, synchronized swimming.

    Children's games at Shelter 4
    Funded by First National Bank of Pa.

  • 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. -- Games for 2- to 4-year-olds and 5- to 7-year-olds.

  • 1 to 1:30 p.m. -- Face painting.

  • 1:30 to 3 p.m. -- Old-fashioned games for those 8 years and older.

    Memorial Garden

  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. -- Bill May will present ``A Visit from a Civil War Soldier.''

  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. -- String quartet.

    Activities Building and terrace
    Funded by Kaufmann's, a division of May Department Stores

  • Noon to 5 p.m. -- Art show by Valley Arts Guild.

  • 12:30 to 1 p.m. -- Balloon sculpture.

  • 1 to 2 p.m. -- Portrait painting and oil sketch by Shirley Stone on the terrace.

  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. -- Cartoon drawings by local artist Dale McFarland. Children will receive free drawings.

    Pine Grove Area

  • Noon to 5 p.m. -- Society for Creative Anachronism.

    Shelter 3 Area

  • Hermitage Historical Society Display.

  • Antique Car Show.

  • Wing Snappers (model airplane club display), all day.

  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. -- Face painting.


    Performing Arts Center
    Emcees: WPIC broadcasters with Dave Hanahan

  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -- Opening ceremonies with Mary Messina, vocalist.

  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. -- Shenango Valley Chorale.

  • 1:30 to 2:30 -- The Varatones.

  • 2:45 to 3:15 -- Sharon High Tiger Kittens.

  • 3:30 to 4:15 -- Terry Jones, country singer and guitarist.

  • 4:15 to 4:45 -- Kickin' Country with Karen with line dancing and clogging.

  • 5 to 5:30 -- Greenville High School Steel Drum Band.

  • 5:45 to 6:15 -- Ansambl Karavan.

  • 6:30 to 7:15 -- Joe Cann Orchestra.

  • 7:30 to 8:30 -- Shenango Valley Orchestra.

    Youth Stage (Located behind baseball field near Shelter 3)
    Funded by Wheatland Tube Co.

  • 4 to 6 p.m. -- Dreamscape, a live band.

    Kite field
    Funded by First Western Bank

  • 8:30 p.m. -- Fireworks

    Food, Food and more food

    Shelter 1:

  • Buhl Day Committee: Hot dogs, coffee, pop and bottled water.

  • St. Leopold Mandic Kolo: Barbecued chicken dinners, apple strudel.

  • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church: Gyros, souvlaki.

  • St. Anthony's Church: French fries, kolbasi and sauerkraut.

  • Slovenian Home Athletic Club: Slovenian sausage, pirogis.

  • Brookfield Optimist Club: Italian sausage sandwiches.

  • Shenango Valley YMCA: Meatball sandwiches.

  • Habitat for Humanity: Strawberry shortcake, pop.

  • St. Paul's United Church of Christ: Roast beef sandwiches, elephant ears.

  • St. Joseph's Church Holy Name Society: Stuffed cabbage rolls.

  • St. Bartholomew's Church: Homemade pizza, bowties.

    Lawn area by Performing Arts Center

  • Humane Society of Mercer County: Lemon and lemon-lime shakes.

  • Sharon Lions Club: Snow cones, nachos and cheese.

  • Penn State Shenango Alumni: Penn State ice cream.

  • Sharon Band Boosters: Popcorn, nachos, candy, cotton candy.

  • Notre Dame PTO: Dippin Dots (ice cream of the future).

  • Sharon Regional Health System: Popcorn.

    Shelter 2:

  • Hermitage Woman's Club: Homemade pies.

  • Sloga Junior Tamburitzans: Stuffed cabbage, haluski, kielbasi and kraut.

  • Seeds of Faith Ministry: Barbecued rib dinners and sandwiches, fish.

  • St. Stanislaus Kostka Church: Polish sausage, cabbage and noodles, pirogi, elephant ears.

  • Mercer County Association for the Retarded: Meatball subs, nachos and cheese.

  • Shenango Valley Corvette Club: Hot dogs with chili, cinnamon buns.

  • Brookfield Basketball Parents: Grilled chicken breast sandwiches.

  • AW/ARE: Hot sausage sandwiches, fruit kabobs, funnel cakes.

  • Sharon Rotary Club: Roast beef sandwiches.

  • Sharon Kiwanis Club: French fries.

  • Girl Scout Troop 27: Elephant ears, bottled water.

  • Shenango Conservancy: Lemon shakes, popcorn.

  • Primary Health Network: Giant ice cream drumsticks.

    Shelter 3:

  • Valley Arts Guild: Frozen fruit smoothies, snacks.

  • Sharon Christian Academy: Italian sausage sandwiches, candy.

    Shelter 4:

  • Sharon Cub Scout Pack 3: Snow cones, Little Hugs, freezer pops.

  • St. Stanislaus Kostka Church: Ice cream.

    Other services at the park

  • Lost and found
  • At the Casino

    Buhl Day souvenirs

  • New items are sweatshirts and tote bags. Located at the Buhl Day booth behind the Performing Arts Center.

    Information booth

  • Located behind the PAC.

    First aid stations

  • Casino -- Medical tent supplied by Horizon Hospital System.

  • Kite field -- Stat MedEvac helicoper supplied by Horizon HospitalSystem.

  • Performing Arts Center area -- Medical tent supplied by Sharon Regional Health System.

    Other locations:

  • Buhl Boulevard entrance -- Hermitage Volunteer Fire Department.

  • On the road by PAC -- Sharpsville Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Activities Building, Shelters 2 and 4 -- Emergency medical technician units.

    Cellular phones and air time used by the Buhl Day staff on Buhl Day weekend were donated by Wilcom Cellular in Hermitage.

    Bus service for senior citizens

    Free bus service for senior citizens is being provided by Shenango Valley Shuttle Service, Mercer County Regional Council of Governments and Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce.

    Pickup times and places for buses going to Buhl Farm

  • Connelly and Riverview apartments, Sharon -- 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

  • Buchanan Manor, Wheatland -- 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

  • I.B. Lavigne Manor, Farrell -- 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

  • Fornelli Manor, Sharon -- 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • Mertz Towers, Sharpsville -- Noon and 1:15 p.m.
    Departure times and places in Buhl Farm

  • Casino or Shelter 2 -- 4:30 and 6 p.m.

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