Here’s What Happened at Buzzard Sunday, March 19, 2017

Generations of fun and tradition at Buzzard Sunday

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Here’s Who Made It Happen

Buzzard Sunday is, and always has been, a celebration of the community by the community – welcoming to visitors from near and far!

Thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of volunteers each year, we successfully celebrated our 60th. To this year’s volunteers, again, our heartfelt thanks.

Nancy Abbott, Melissa Augustine, Stephen Bartel, Andrea Bartel, Donna Boleman, Kris Boleman, John Burke, Jane Carsten, Wayne Carsten, Jeremiah Carsten, Dale Chorba, Michelle Crew, Teresa Damiani, Rick & Cindy DembowskiI, Joe Fordosi, Joe Gendron, Tim Hoynes, Sharee Jones, Frank Kichurchak, Alex King, “Dutch” Klapwijk, Andrew Klunzinger, Beth Konopka, Laura Krzywicki, Doug Krzywicki, Vicky Kuczynski, Dennis Kuzma, Alison Kuzma, Chris Lantzer, Melissa Latta, Heather And Dennis Liccardi, Michelle Lumadue, Madeline Lutzko, Sam Lutzko, Julie Mainzer, Amelia Mainzer, Cecilia Mainzer, Lydia Mainzer, Quaid Mainzer, Doug Mainzer, Sarah Maracz, Colleen McDaniel, Marianna Nemeth, Sadie Nayman, Tim Noonan, Becky Overcasher, Jeremy Pfahl, Mark Przybysz, Evan Przybysz, Ken Rupert, Karin Rupert, Joe Salzgeber, Dave Sambor, Leslee Sambor, Raymond Schulte, Marlene Schultz, Jessica Shenker, Mark Shick, Grace Smith, Leo Smith, Kevin Smith, Mike Smith, Mark Staron, Gayle Staron, Bradley Staron, Trish Strazar, Heather Stupecki, Ruby Swan, Melinda Swan, David Wadsworth, Gary Werner, Dave Yatsko, Jake Yorko, Julie & Gina Yurik

Also on hand were the staffs of AAA Medina, M&T Automotive, S&S Heating & Cooling, Cub Scout Troop #3520

A special thank you to the Hinckley Elementary staff, who have helped the Chamber for decades, as well as REACT.

Thank you to Cleveland Metroparks for an “official” spotter.

Other Points of View

Great photos in these stories on the event:

Buzzard Day Celebrates the Beginning of Spring

Locals Party With Birds at Hinckley’s 60th Buzzard Sunday

Buzzards a Bust but Lot to Do


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Sunday, March 19, 2017 is Buzzard Day

Look forward to the best pancake breakfast around along with interesting and unusual arts and crafts at an all day fair and a visit from a live buzzard.

That’s not all. The Buzzard Buzz is Back! at Town Hall and around town, so keep an eye on the day’s event schedule so you don’t miss out!

Enjoy free admission

…to all festivities around town and at the school, including the arts and crafts festival featuring over fifty vendors displaying their wares in the school gymnasium.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

Hinckley Elementary School
1586 Ridge Road in Hinckley
7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$8.00 for adults – $5.00 children 10 and under
Includes all the pancakes you can eat, our world-famous buzzard blend 5-Star Sausage, juice, and coffee

7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arts & Craft Fair in the elementary school gym (scroll to the bottom of the page for a list of vendors)


The Buzzard Buzz

Hinckley Town Hall & Brongers Park
1410 Ridge Road in Hinckley
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Local businesses put the “buzz” into Buzzard Day by offering a dose of Hinckley hometown hospitality and good old fashioned fun. Play games, win prizes and meet new friends.

Watch this space and our Facebook page to see what these sponsors and participants will be serving up at Town Hall’s Buzz: AAA Medina, Ackmera Custom Apparel, Buzzard Cove, Dairymens, DMK Party Rentals, Fosters Tavern, M&T Automotive, S&S Heating & Cooling, Five-Star Brand Meat, Western Reserve Plumbing.

7 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Boy Scout Troop #520 will be at Brongers Park to escort visitors on the trails and sights

9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – back at the Buzz, Our Zoo to You introduces us to exotic animals more often seen in movies and magazines than in our back yard.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Buzzard Spotting at Brongers Park alongside the live buzzard! Bring your eagle eyes – we’ll be keeping score.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – guest appearance by a live buzzard at Brongers Park (if it’s too cold and wet, the buzzard will be inside at the Town Hall Community Room)

11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – John Burke tells the tale of the Great Hinckley Hunt (Town Hall Senior Room)

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Pet Contest

Danimals Clown makes his return appearance, tying balloon sculptures, around the school and at S&S Heating‘s booth.

Proceeds go toward the Ehrbar Memorial Scholarship fund.

Pet Contest

Calling all Hinckley Hounds, Furry & Feathered Friends!

Hinckley, famous for buzzards, draws visitors from near and far once a year on Buzzard Day. Yet Hinckley pets are resident stars year round. As part of the second annual Hinckley Buzzard Day Buzz, our Pet Contest celebrates Hinckley’s memorable hometown pets. Chris Lantzer, Woof Wise Dog Training‘s, resident positive reinforcement trainer, presides. Thank you to Kevin Swan at Western Reserve Plumbing and Farmers Insurance Agent Mark Shick for sponsoring Pet Contest prizes.

Show us your pets!


  • Best Trick
  • Best Costume
  • Prettiest Eyes*
  • Pet/Owner Look Alike*
  • Most Unusual Pet*


  • Pets must be friendly and adjusted to being in public.
  • If your pet can’t travel, you may enter a picture for the last 3 categories
  • Pet families must live in Hinckley, Granger Twp, Sharon Twp, North Royalton, Richfield or Brunswick
  • You must clean up after your pet
  • By submitting a contest registration you are granting permission to the Hinckley Chamber the use of your and your pet’s name and likeness in publicity and advertising associated with Chamber events.

*Picture submissions must be made in person at the event.
We are not responsible for loss or damage to photographs. 

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Craft Fair Vendors

Hinckley Chamber Buzzard Apparel & Souvenirs – Town Hall & School
Twisted Jewelry – Jim Lamparyk
LuLaRoe – Lora Hertel
Lake Erie Soap Co – Amanda Zuhse
Personalized Wood – Cindy Burger
Doll Clothes – Linda Sintic
Buzzard Apparel – Ruth Fitzgibbon
Jewelry Chicks (vintage)– Stacy Radabaugh
Hinckley Arts and Crafts
Jazzy June Bug
Krazie J’s (bakery)
Tutor Doctor
Stitched with Love –Lynette Klauch, Julie Kitchen
Jewelry, accessories, scarves – Noelle Zambetti
Decorated Wine Bottles, glasses, crafts – Tara Grill
Girls Scouts – Karen Rupert  (In foyer outside of gym)