Sunday, September 02, 2001

Other holiday festivities in Tristate

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:

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

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

        • 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 eight 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. Featured will be games, quilts, a beer garden, refreshments, and a country store with old-fashioned country hospitality.

        • MIDDLETOWN — “Cruisin' With the Classics” is the theme of the Labor Day party hosted 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 automobiles 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. Refreshments and soft drinks will be sold. 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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