HERMITAGE Buhl Day set for Monday
Most of the activities are on Labor Day, but some sporting events get an early start.
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Thousands of Shenango Valley residents are expected to turn out for the annual Buhl Day celebration Monday.
The event, held in honor of the late Frank and Julia Buhl, who set aside land as a place for free public recreation, will be at Buhl Farm off Forker Boulevard.
As part of the annual celebration, the organizing committee selects people who have made notable contributions to the community. This year's honorees are Phil Marrie, Donna and Robert Earl Mort and Olive Thompson, all of Hermitage.
Although most of the Buhl Day festivities are on Labor Day, some activities get an early start.
The 17th annual junior tennis tournament begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, and the 45 and older golf tournament at Buhl Land Golf Course begins at 8 a.m. Saturday for men and 11 a.m. Saturday for women.
The annual Fishing Derby at Lake Julia runs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Monday's events begin with the F.H. Buhl Memorial Service at 9 a.m. in Oakwood Cemetery, followed by the F.H. Buhl Club/American Legion Post 299 5K run at 9:25 a.m.
The run begins just before the parade, which leaves Hermitage Towne Plaza at 9:30 a.m. and moves to State Street to Buhl Boulevard and then into the park.
East State Street and Buhl Boulevard will be closed for the parade.
The Shenango Valley Shuttle Service will run free bus service for senior citizens to and from the park.
Pickup times are 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at Connelly and Riverview apartments in Sharon; 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Buchanan Manor in Wheatland; 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. at Lavigne Manor in Farrell; 11:35 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. at Gargano Towers in Farrell; 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Fornelli Manor in Sharon; noon and 1:15 p.m. at Mertz Towers, Sharpsville.
On the agenda
Highlights of the day include:
Children's Theater, magic show and balloon sculpture at the casino from 1 to 5:15 p.m.
Water ballet at the casino pool at 1 and 3:30 p.m.
Cheerleading exhibition at Shelter #2 at 1 p.m.
Valley Arts Guild Show at the activities building from noon to 6 p.m.
Arboretum dedication at the Judge Albert E. Acker Gazebo at 2 p.m.
Variety of song and dance entertainment at the performing arts center from noon to 8:45 p.m.
Fireworks display at the kite field at 8:50 p.m.