Remembering the Spirit of Youth

In 1981 the “Spirit of Youth” was created to provide the County’s youth with a showplace for talent in the areas of music, dance and the theater arts. 19 women & 17 men who were high school juniors and seniors made up the first group. For 19 years, the song- and-dance troupe of students performed at the Fair and at hundreds of events across WNY. The group was directed by Art Tomczak with Ann Mosner providing music direction, choreographing by Lynne Kurdziel and production assistance by Mike Capriotto.throwback