Saturday, September 01, 2001

Festivals, celebrations mark last gasp of summer

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        While the focus of Labor Day celebrations is Third Federal Riverfest and the Toyota/WEBN Fireworks, here is a sampling of smaller events:

        • LEBANON — Balloon Glow in Lebanon is 3-9:30 p.m today at the Lebanon Sports Complex, 900 McClure Road. The event will kick off the city's Bicentennial Celebration, which will conclude with the Bicentennial Festival Aug. 30, 2002.

        The midway has inflatables, food and main entertainment area. The Lebanon Jazz Band and the Marquees perform during the day.

        The Balloon Glow begins at 9 p.m. with more than 15 hot-air balloons. Free, open to the public. Information: 932-3060.

        • HAMILTON — The Liberty Home German Society sponsors the 38th annual Oktoberfest from 1-11 p.m. today and Sunday at 2361 Hamilton-Cleves Road.

        German entertainment, food, desserts and beers. The Franz Klaber German Orchestra. Log-sawing contests and Butler County's “largest chicken dance.”

        • TERRACE PARK — The annual Labor Day Yard Sale sponsored by the Terrace Park Recreation Commission is 8 a.m. to noon today at the Log Cabin on Elm Street. All proceeds provide youth sporting opportunities.

        • FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — The 81st annual St. Peter's Labor Day Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the church, 40 minutes west of Cincinnati and 8 miles south of Brookville.

        All-you-can-eat country-style chicken dinners will be served from 10:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (EST) with reserved seating and advance orders available. Call (812) 623-3670. Games, quilts, beer garden, refreshments, and a country store.

        • MIDDLETOWN — “Cruisin' With the Classics” is the theme of the Labor Day partyhosted by AK Steel Corp. Monday at 703 Curtis St.

        From 4-6 p.m., music of the 1960s will be featured. Classic hot rods, antique and custom automo biles will be displayed from 4-9 p.m. The Middletown Symphony will perform classical music from 7-9 p.m. At 9 p.m., a fireworks display will conclude the event.

        The party is free and open to the public. No alcohol or coolers permitted.

        • TERRACE PARK — The Labor Day Festival begins with a hometown parade at 10 a.m. Monday from the elementary school to the Village Green, where a carnival will take place until 1 p.m.


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